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Leeds United rank 24th in the Championship in key area, but reason for encouragement

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Leeds United are too shot shy, but there is no reason for them to be so.

Leeds United take on Huddersfield Town this weekend, and there is a stark difference between the two club's willingness to shoot on goal.

Leeds rank bottom of all 24 Championship team in terms of shots per game on target, and total shooting attempts.

Huddersfield by contrast have landed the second highest number of shots on target per game, yet still sit in the relegation zone due to a woeful conversion rate.

  Shots on Target per gameTotal Scoring Attempys% of Shots on Target% of Shots to Goals
Norwich 6.57 128 36% 12%
Huddersfield 5.71 108 37% 6%
Blackburn 5.29 102 36% 13%
Bournemouth 5.29 109 34% 10%
Derby 5.29 96 39% 14%
Watford 5.29 108 34% 13%
Millwall 4.86 101 34% 8%
Nott'm Forest 4.71 99 33% 17%
Brighton 4.57 115 28% 7%
Brentford 4.43 100 31% 9%
Ipswich 4.43 104 30% 9%
Middlesbrough 4.43 119 26% 8%
Sheffield Wed 4.14 102 28% 7%
Rotherham 4 95 29% 5%
Bolton 3.71 93 28% 8%
Cardiff 3.71 73 36% 11%
Fulham 3.71 96 27% 6%
Charlton 3.57 72 35% 15%
Wolves 3.57 99 25% 7%
Birmingham 3 86 24% 6%
Blackpool 3 88 24% 3%
Reading 3 74 28% 15%
Wigan 3 81 26% 11%
Leeds 2.57 59 31% 12%

Despite their paltry 59 efforts on goal compared to Huddersfield's 108, 12 per cent of Leeds' efforts have been goals, compared to Huddersfield's 6 per cent.

Leeds are not a side short on attacking talent, with Billy Sharp, Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci a talented trio who are highly capable.

Caretaker manager Neil Redfearn has spoken of wanting to give confidence to his players and how he wants to get them to start believing just how good they are; encouraging them to shoot more should be a clear message they should take notice of.

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