The stat that shows Sheffield Wednesday are not a one-man band

All eyes will be on Owls' forward line when they lock horns with table-topping Leeds United at Elland Road.

Friday, 10th January 2020, 11:53 am
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 2:19 pm

Jordan Rhodes, Sam Winnall and Atdhe Nuhiu have struggled in front of goal this season, hitting a meagre six goals between them.

So it will be interesting to see who manager Garry Monk selects to lead the line in the absence of injured top-scorer Steven Fletcher as Wednesday look to avoid a fourth successive Championship defeat.

But despite a downturn in their results over the festive period, the Owls have consistently shared the goals around throughout the 2019/20 campaign.

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No top four tier team has had more league goalscorers (16) than Garry Monk's side this term.

It is an impressive stat and proves Wednesday, who currently occupy eighth place, two points adrift of the play-off placings, have strength in numbers.

And if Monk gets his way and manages to add to their attacking ranks in the January transfer window, it will only boost the Owls’ hopes of securing a top-six finish.

“When you lose your top goal scorer (Fletcher) - and those goals - but not just that, the way he was performing, of course it’s a blow,” conceded Monk.

Owls skipper Tom Lees netted in their defeat at Stoke City last month

“We have to deal with that, and if we can help in the window, we will.

“It probably puts more emphasis on that side of things. Also, it’s for people to step up to the plate, with an opportunity and prove they can do that.”