Nottingham Forest star Britt Assombalonga better than Newcastle United duo?

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring their fourth goal

Nottingham Forest ace has the best minutes per goal rate in the Championship.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring their fourth goalNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring 

Nottingham Forest star Britt Assombalonga is the Championship's best kept secret, but his form is creating headlines once again.

The in form striker was prolific in 2014/15 before a serious knee injury kept him out of action for 15 months.

He returned at the end of last season, scoring in the process, and has has a stop-start campaign this season with a couple of comparatively minor setbacks.

Assombalonga has played in eight out of a possible 17 games, but appears to be back to his very best, with three goals in his last two games.

When he has played, he has been prolific, with six goals in eight appearances.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga and Hull City's Sam Clucas in actionNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga and Hull City's Sam Clucas in action

As a result Assombalonga has the best goals per minute ratio in the Championship of players who have featured in five matches or more.

This is above high profile Newcastle duo Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic, who have the second and third best goalscoring rates.

  Mins per goalAppearancesGoals
Glenn Murray 132.2 17 10
Idrissa Sylla 115.75 11 4
Aleksandar Mitrovic 113 9 3
Dwight Gayle 85.46 13 13
Britt Assombalonga 56.17 8 6

Keeping Assombalonga is absolutely key to Nottingham Forest rising up the table, but his outstanding form makes him a good potential signing for Premier League clubs, if they are not put off by his recent injury troubles.

Newcastle duo Gayle and Mitrovic are seemingly destined to be back in the top flight next season - if Assombalonga is to be there with them, it won't be with 18th placed Nottingham Forest.

Britt Assombalonga celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham ForestBritt Assombalonga celebrates after scoring for Nottingham Forest

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