The 10 most clinical Championship forwards as Bristol City, Burnley, Sheff United, Birmingham strike gold
The recently capped Scotland Under-21 international has had a rapid rise over the last few months
Bristol City striker Tommy Conway is one of the most clinical forwards in the Championship, it has been revealed.
The 20-year-old is enjoying a stellar start to the campaign and earlier this week made his international debut, featuring for Scotland’s Under-21’s team.
He was rewarded for his fine form by receiving international recognition after scoring seven goals in 12 matches this season and almost made an immediate impact for the Scots, but was denied by the post.
It has now come to light that Conway is one of the best strikers in the division when it comes to converting his chances when performing for the Robins this campaign.
From the 14 shots that the academy graduate has attempted in the Championship this season, he has scored from five of them with an impressive shot accuracy of 64%.
It blends well with City who are fourth in the Championship table when it comes to converting their chances. They have scored 19 goals this season, the joint most with Sheffield United, but have been slightly more clinical when given their chances.
They’ve had 142 shots at goal so far this season and those 19 strikes have given them a ratio of 13.4% which is the highest in the division.
As for the most potent strikers in the division, there are a mix of names in there, who have played in the Championship before and are playing there for the first time.
Oscar Estupinan, signed by Hull City from Vitória S.C has hit seven goals, making him the top scorer, he boasts a 39% conversion rate which isn’t to be sniffed at.
Former Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez has five goals, the same as Conway, but he’s scored them from just 12 shots for Burnley which makes him one of the best in the division for putting chances away.
Wingers such as Chris Willock from Queens Park Rangers and Chiedozie Ogbene of Rotherham United are also efficient in front of goal. Willock’s got a 71% success rate this season, scoring five goals from his seven shots. Ogbene meanwhile has taken 11 shots and provided four goals for play-off chasing Rotherham.
Scott Hogan’s five goals this season for Birmingham City including a brace against West Bromwich Albion, makes him another striker to be wary of. He is likely to play against the Robins in early October at Ashton Gate and so the defence will have to be at their best. Iliman Ndiaye of Sheffield United, an attacking midfielder by trade is enjoying a successful spell and is a big part of why the Blades are top of the division at the first international break of the season.
Championship’s most lethal forwards
Chris Willock (Queens Park Rangers) - 71% of shots result in a goal - five goals
Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) - 42% of shots result in a goal - five goals
Oscar Estupinan (Hull City) - 39% of shots result in a goal - seven goals
Scott Hogan (Birmingham City) - 38% of shots result in a goal - five goals
Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United) - 38% of shots result in a goal - five goals
Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) - 36% of shots result in a goal - four goals
Tommy Conway (Bristol City) - 36% of shots result in a goal - five goals
Carlton Morris (Luton Town) - 33% of shots result in a goal - six goals
Josh Sargent (Norwich City) - 32% of shots result in a goal - six goals
Nahki Wells (Bristol City) - 28% of shots result in a goal - five goals
*Based on stats provided by the BBC Sport website