McCormack joins Forest and Bournemouth men in Championship's top 3 for assists

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The Fulham striker is helping Kit Symons' side's surge up the Championship table.

Former Leeds striker Ross McCormack is getting rave reviews from Fulham fans after his latest display of brilliance for the Cottagers against Huddersfield Town.

The Scot both scored and assisted as his side beat Chris Powell's men 3-1 and McCormack is now one of the Championship's top three when it comes to assists this season.

  TeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Matt Ritchie Bournemouth 8 17 1,305
Michail Antonio Forest 6 17 1,419
Ross McCormack Fulham 6 16 1,336
David Cotterill Birmingham 5 16 1,375
Alan Judge Brentford 5 17 1,517
Hugo Rodallega Fulham 5 12 986
Johnny Russell Derby 5 17 909

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie is a clear leader, helping Eddie Howe's side into second (first before yesterday) in the table with eight assists.

Just behind him is Michail Antonio, one of Nottingham Forest's saviours during their win over Norwich City yesterday.

Former Leeds man McCormack, though, has played one game less than both the Forest and Bournemouth stars and is in the top three.

  TeamAssistsChances CreatedGoalsMins Played
Hugo Rodallega Fulham 2 3 1 90
Adryan Leeds 1 4 0 64
Paul Dixon Huddersfield 1 4 0 83
Will Hughes Derby 1 3 0 90
Jacob Murphy Blackpool 1 4 0 90
Lee Martin Millwall 1 5 0 90
Omar Mascarell Derby 1 4 0 89
Ross McCormack Fulham 1 3 1 90

Intriguingly, however, a Fulham team-mate is challenging the 28-year-old when it comes to setting chances up. Indeed, against Huddersfield, both Hugo Rodallega and McCormack created three chances - but the former registered one more assist. Consequently, he is just behind the Scot in terms of overall assists.

Still, there can be no doubting that McCormack is hitting at least somewhere close to the form he produced for Leeds United last season.

Nottingham Forest have their creative force in Antonio, while Bournemouth's Ritchie is still the man to be caught. But, in terms of setting up goals recently, McCormack has been one of the stars of the Championship.

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