STATS: Grim reading for Blackpool & Nottingham Forest in errors table

Blackpool, Reading and Nottingham Forest towards the top of an unwanted Championship table, but Middlesbrough are yet to see a mistake punished.

The Championship has been full of goals this season, with the second-tier proving once again that it can match any divisional rival for drama and entertainment.

Bournemouth have plundered 54 just past the halfway stage and will feel that triple figures are there to be shot at.

Not all of the efforts registered in 2014/15 have been the result of fine front play, though.

Occasionally, defensive wires become crossed and costly errors are made which result in opponents finding the back of the net.

Unfortunately for Blackpool, who have endured a year to forget, they have made plenty of those mistakes this term – as have Reading.

Nottingham Forest are also shooting themselves in the foot on far too many occasions, along with fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford.

  Error Lead To GoalAppearances
Blackpool 6 24
Reading 6 24
Brentford 5 24
Forest 5 24
Huddersfield 5 24
Birmingham 4 24
Fulham 4 23
Leeds 4 23
Millwall 4 24
Norwich 4 24
Blackburn 3 24
Bolton 3 24
Bournemouth 3 24
Charlton 3 23
Rotherham 3 24
Brighton 2 23
Watford 2 24
Wolves 2 24
Cardiff 1 24
Derby 1 23
Ipswich 1 23
Sheff Wed 1 23
Wigan 1 23

It comes as no surprise to find that Derby County and Ipswich Town have been keeping things tight at the back at the opposite end of the scale, with both clubs pushing hard for a return to the Premier League.

There is, however, only one side yet to see a defensive error punished.

Middlesbrough have been drawing praise for a number of reasons, as they too challenge for a place in the top-flight, and Aitor Karanka’s troops can take heart from the fact that they form an exclusive group in the Championship.

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