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Joe Garner and Chris Wood have had the most shots off target in Championship this season

The Preston North End and Leeds United striker's have missed more than anyone else.

The Championship is once again enduring an international break. There remains a whopping 30 games left in the current campaign but the league table is beginning to take shape.

Of course getting to the top of the table is all about taking chances that come your way. But what about missing the target?

Who tops the Championship table when it comes to efforts that went wide or high of the mark?

It is a close run thing, but Preston North End and Leeds United strikers top the list.

  PositionTeamShot Off TargetAppearancesMins Played
Joe Garner FW Preston 19 9 739
Chris Wood FW Leeds 18 9 810
Shane Duffy DF Blackburn 15 10 900
Alan Judge MF Brentford 14 10 900
Gary Madine FW Bolton 14 9 789

Joe Garner has found the transition to the Championship from League One difficult. He is yet to score this season in 10 appearances and was sent off in his most recent outing against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of last month.

Chris Wood was an impressive summer signing from Leeds United. He arrived from Leicester City and has looked good in white - scoring four times in nine league appearances.

But if he hit the target with some of these wayward efforts that record might be even more impressive.

The rest of the list contains some names you would expect and one you wouldn't. Alan Judge, who loves a long range attempt is in there with perpetually wasteful Bolton striker Gary Madine. But Blackburn defender Shane Duffy's 15 attempts on goal is very impressive, even if they did not hit the target.

If these Leeds and Preston boys can start to hit the target more than they could be in for a top season on the other side of the international break.

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