Who were the best Championship strikers in September? Jerome, Martin and more

Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, Reading, Millwall and Leeds United stars all feature.

The Championship saw some superb attacking performances from strikers during September, with important goals securing vital points at either end of the division.

We’ve taken a look at the best strikers in September in English football’s second tier across several different categories.


  PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Cameron Jerome FW Norwich 5 5 404
Britt Assombalonga FW Forest 4 5 450
Chris Martin FW Derby 3 5 450
Joe Mason FW Bolton 3 4 326
Daryl Murphy FW Ipswich 3 5 450

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome was the most dangerous striker in the Championship last month with five goals. Nottingham Forest forward Britt Assombalonga has taken to life in the Championship like a duck to water. He bagged four goals to move his tally onto eight.


  PositionTeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Emilio Nsue Lopez FW Middlesbrough 2 5 222
Johnny Russell FW Derby 2 5 156
Mirco Antenucci FW Leeds 1 4 360
Simon Cox FW Reading 1 4 322
Danny Ward FW Huddersfield 1 3 85

Emilio Lopez of Middlesbrough and Johnny Russell of Derby County both kept their heads in pressure situations to finish September with two assists each. They both showed a lack of selfishness in dangerous positions to setup teammates with chances to score.


  PositionTeamTouchesAppearancesMins Played
Chris Maguire FW Sheff Wed 273 5 366
Scott McDonald FW Millwall 272 5 450
Chris Martin FW Derby 268 5 450
Ikechi Anya FW Watford 240 5 390
Paul Taylor FW Rotherham 238 5 386

There is barely anything between the top three in this section, with Sheffield Wednesday’s Chris Maguire at the top by one touch of the ball. Any striker with a high number of touches has had a good game, week or month because it shows he’s getting into positions where he can impact games.


  PositionTeamDispossessedAppearancesMins Played
Joe Mason FW Bolton 3 4 326
Glenn Murray FW Reading 2 4 314
Hugo Rodallega FW Fulham 2 3 270
Conor Sammon FW Ipswich 2 5 242
Mathias Ranégie FW Millwall 1 5 245

Several strikers played well and were productive in terms of the number of times they were dispossessed and lost good positions for the side. Glenn Murray of Reading is playing well during his loan spell and this stat will give him confidence heading into the match against Leeds United.

Accurate Passes

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Scott McDonald FW Millwall 162 5 450
Chris Martin FW Derby 149 5 450
Ikechi Anya FW Watford 123 5 390
Chris Maguire FW Sheff Wed 116 5 366
Edu Oriol FW Blackpool 103 4 308

Scott McDonald of Millwall was the most effective striker in terms of the number of accurate passes he played, which helped Ian Holloway’s team to retain the ball. Craig Martin features in another list to cap off an all round impressive month for the Rams.

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