Stats: Wolves ace faces challenge to turn around key aspect of his game

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Wolverhampton Wanderers Bakary Sako is the most frequently dispossessed player in the Championship this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' winger Bakary Sako is the Championship's most dispossessed player this season.

  PositionTeamDispossessedAppearancesMins Played
Bakary Sako MF Wolves 43 13 1066
Ishmael Miller FW Blackpool 39 13 1019
Nouha Dicko FW Wolves 37 13 1034
Kike FW Middlesbrough 34 14 1054
Chris Maguire FW Sheff Wed 34 13 1022

The winger divides opinion at Molineux and this stat rather highlights why he can be so frustrating.

Sako, on his day, is a match winner, but he can also be inconsistent, with some games passing him by, and his wastefulness is highlighted by the fact he has lost the ball 43 times already. 

That is four more times than any other player in the second-tier and Kenny Jackett will be seeking an improvement from the winger in this area soon.

Sako has pace and power at his disposal, making him a very threatening winger, but it seems that defenders have been able to marshall him well in some matches this season. 

The 26-year-old still remains one of the most dangerous players in the Championship, though, and despite this rather alarming statistic he is likely to play a key part in Wolves' promotion push this campaign.

The side are currently joint-top of the league and they are going for back-to-back promotions after  demolishing League One last campaign. 

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