Craig Conway: Blackburn Rovers have the Championship's best midfielder

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Data shows Blackburn Rovers midfielder Craig Conway to be the top performing Championship player in his position this season.

Craig Conway is the best performing midfielder in the Championship this season after 10 games, according to Opta data.

The winger leads the way over Reading's Oliver Norwood and Brighton's Dale Stephens, who have both played key roles in turning their side's respective form around.

30-year-old Conway is in his second season at the club after signing from Cardiff, who were in the Premier League at the time.

  TeamInterceptionsWon TacklesKey PassesDribblesShots On TargetAssistsGoalsTotal
Craig Conway Blackburn 9 13 45 8 6 3 1 85
Oliver Norwood Reading 29 20 18 3 8 0 1 79
Dale Stephens Brighton 19 17 22 8 8 2 3 79
Alan Judge Brentford 10 19 31 8 5 1 3 77
Henri Lansbury Forest 11 19 34 6 4 1 1 76
Johann Berg Gudmundsson Charlton 8 7 29 12 11 3 2 72
Mark Davies Bolton 22 22 10 15 1 1 0 71
Stephen Gleeson Birmingham 31 17 10 6 3 1 2 70
David Vaughan Forest 17 30 12 6 1 0 1 67
Grant Leadbitter Middlesbrough 22 19 15 4 5 0 0 65

The 'total' column is the combined figure of key in-match actions, from defensive statistics such as tackles and interceptions and attacking elements like dribbling and shooting.

The area Conway really excels is his creativity, he has provided 45 chances for his teammates this season, and can fee aggrieved to have just three assists to his name from that figure, despite having the prolific Jordan Rhodes at hand.

Despite his form he has been overlooked for the latest Scotland squad, but if he keeps it up there still could be time for him to add to his seven caps he has to his name.

Rovers currently sit in 15th place, having drawn five of their 10 matches so far this season.

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