54 shots, 51 chances created: How Leeds United striker became league's best

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Leeds United's Ross McCormack is currently the talk of the Football League. Stephen Pickering takes a look at the reasons why, and whether he can maintain it.

Just about every Leeds United win is now accompanied with a Ross McCormack goal, and recently the wins have been coming thick and fast.

In the last 10 games, Leeds United have won 6, drawn 1 and lost 3 which puts them only behind Derby in the form guide. Along with that, they've scored 22 goals, and conceded just 14.

This is the kind of form that could see the Yorkshire side finally promoted at the end of the season, putting a decade of the lower divisions behind them. 

A lot is made of Ross McCormack's input, and Leeds are often sneered as a 'one man team', which I think is ridiculous. However, the KEY to Leeds success is definitely the Glasgow born striker.

Going back to the last 10 games, out of the 22 goals the club have scored 12 have come from McCormack.

It's not often you see a ratio like that at Championship level, despite the success of Jordan Rhodes, Charlie Austin..etc at this level, that kind of form is very rarely seen, even from their 'purple patches'

When you take a deeper look into the statistics, you get a much better insight into the players impact for Leeds, not only scoring goals but also creating chances.

Appearances - 19
Assists - 2
Chances created per game - 2.7
Avg. Passes per game - 24.5
Pass success % - 78.1
Shots per game - 2.8
Goals - 15

As for creating chances, he is the best in the league and for putting them away, he is also the best in the league.

On current form, I simply do not see a better player in the division and I see no reason why it would simply dry up.

image: © Chris Robertshaw

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