Leeds United striker Chris Wood has worst touch in the Championship this season, Dallas in top 5

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The Kiwi is however scoring the goals for Leeds United this season.

The Championship is of course a hotbed of talent and it is very rare to see a player at this level having a poor touch. Of course, they are all human, and every now and again one goes astray.

But who is the worst in the league?

It is a statistic dominated by strikers. They are often left chasing and stretching in difficult moments to control the ball so it is no surprise to see that it is a forward who currently tops the pile.

The player in question was a big money signing for Leeds United this summer.

  PositionTeamUnsuccessful TouchAppearancesMins Played
Chris Wood FW Leeds 31 8 720
Clayton Donaldson FW Birmingham 24 7 630
Joe Garner FW Preston 21 8 720
Ishmael Miller FW Huddersfield 21 9 563
Benik Afobe FW Wolves 20 7 627
Stuart Dallas MF Leeds 20 8 664

New Zealander Chris Wood, snapped up by Leeds United from Leicester City this summer for a six-figure fee tops the list – a whole five bad touches ahead of Birmingham City’s Clayton Donaldson.

Joe Garner, Ishmael Miller and Benik Afobe and Stuart Dallas (joint) round out the top five.

Not that Leeds fans will care too much about this statistic considering how well Wood has performed this season. He has four goals from his nine appearances for Leeds this season and if that means the odd stray touch, Leeds fans won’t mind him carrying on the way he is.

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