Sheffield Wednesday star is the Championship's dirtiest player

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Sheffield Wednesday's Atdhe Nihiu has committed 82 fouls this season, putting him ahead of rivals from Bournemouth, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest.

Sheffield Wednesday forward Atdhe Nuhiu has given away more fouls than any other player in the Championship this season.

Nuhiu has fouled his opponents 82 times throughout the 2014/15 campaign, with referees having to keep a close-eye on the target-man. 

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson is Nuhiu's closest rival as the Championship's dirtiest player, but the rapid forward has conceded two fewer free-kicks during his 38 appearances to date.

Atdhe Nuhiu Sheff Wed 82 38
Callum Wilson Bournemouth 80 38
David Davis Birmingham 73 35
Bradley Johnson Norwich 69 36
Michail Antonio Forest 65 39
Ishmael Miller Blackpool / Huddersfield 62 32
Cameron Jerome Norwich 61 35

It shows an area that Nuhiu needs to work on in the future, as he looks to become more cunning with his play.

Nuhiu will always attract attention from officials due to his giant statute and physical style, but he needs to become more sly in his approach. 

The centre-forward has been one of Wednesday's key players this season and, as a result, they can ill-afford for him to spend any time out through suspension.

So far this season Nuhiu has managed to hit the back of the net 10 times and the challenge for him next term will be to build on that total so that he leads the scoring charts, rather than the fouls leaderboard. 

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