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Appeal from centre attacker (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'appeal' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'from centre attacker' is the wordplay.
'from' indicates a hidden word.
'ENTREAT' is hidden within 'centre attacker'.

(Other definitions for entreat that I've seen before include "Ask (someone) earnestly", "Beseech, implore", "Ask (someone) anxiously", "Beg earnestly, plead with", "go begging?".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.