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n. Sports
1. The section of a playing field midway between goals.
2. Players whose usual positions are in the midfield, behind the forwards.

mid′field′er n.
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soccer a player who plays in the midfield
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n (Ftbl) → Mittelfeldspieler(in) m(f)
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"If we play a 2-1 then he can play as an offensive midfielder, he already did with me, and he also did as a second midfielder in that two and did well.
"If we play a 2-1 then he can play as an offensive midfielder, he already did with me, and he also did as a second midfielder in that two and did well, but if you ask me the position I think he should play more, Tom is an offensive midfield player, and I agree with him."
"He played as the leftsided offensive midfielder in a 4-5-1 formation and hopefully I'll get to see him play tonight.
The offensive midfielder played just seven games under the new manager before suffering a serious knee injury last August, which ended his season.
"In our block we start with a good shape with our striker and normally the offensive midfielder in our model is the first player to start defending.
He said: "You have some areas on the pitch where you feel a little bit more comfortable, but me, I've played almost all my career on the right side as an offensive midfielder or number eight.
"If you look at his game last year, he played during some games as an offensive midfielder and then he played as a number eight.
Coach Miguel Da Costa had also nailed his colours to the mast by enlisting the services of offensive midfielder Gilbert Baruti, hard tackling Lebogang Ditsile and hardworking Isaac Paeye who were not available for selection in the last couple of games and Malebye added salt to injury.
"This is a fresh game but we hope for better results than the first leg," said Senge, who is keeping his fingers crossed as he assess injured offensive midfielder Francis Kariuki and defender Adam Muhambi."We shall access them until Saturday to see if they will have recovered," said Senge.
Two teammates of each specialist, typically an offensive midfielder and a long-stick midfielder, are positioned by the wing line, a 10-yard area on either side of the midfield.
"He prefers playing as an offensive midfielder, just behind striker.

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