Where Does Your Team Stand In The Championship? (Part 2 of 3)
Millwall currently sit in the 9th spot in the table on 19 points and behind Reading on goal difference. Despite having just two league wins since August, Millwall is in the thick of the race for a playoff spot. Welshman Steve Morrison leads the club in scoring with five goals, but the defense has leaked 13 goals this season.
Nottingham Forest has taken full points from their last two matches, both at home to also sit at 19 points and a +3 goal difference. They have scored fewer goals than Millwall and generally have drawn too many matches to sit any higher in the table.
The fourth and final club on 19 points is Doncaster Rovers with a goal difference of +1. They have scored more goals than the other three teams on 19 points, but have also given up considerably more goals. With only five points from a possible 21, the club will be looking to strengthen the back four if they have serious intentions of fighting for a playoff spot.
The first of three clubs with 18 and sitting in the 12th spot is Derby County. The Rams have taken 13 of the last available 18 points to move up a few spots in the table. Their goal difference is considerably better than the clubs around them in the table as well.
Sitting in 13th, also with 18 points and a goal difference of +1 is Portsmouth. Yes, they still exist, which is the best news you could write about a club that has been to hell and back over the last few years. They are out of administration, have taken 16 of the last 18 points, and can actually field a full bench for the first time this season after a few key signings, including a healthy Hermann Hreidarsson. Steve Cotterill has the team playing well despite the difficulties off the field as well as a terrible pre-season and start to the season.
Ipswich Town is the third club on 18 points and even on goal difference to sit 14th in the table. Only one win in their last five matches has seen Ipswich Town drop a few spots in the table.
Coming off of back to back wins away from home, Scunthorpe United sit on 17 points with a goal difference of even. This has seen the club up a few spots to 15th in the table.
The final club in today’s article is Leeds United. Even with Scunthorpe United on 17 points but with a goal difference -6, Leeds United is one of only seven clubs to have conceded more than 20 goals. Five of those seven clubs currently occupy the bottom five spots in the table, something Leeds will look to avoid as they were just promoted from League One. The club will want to improve that glaring problem in order to achieve a mid-table comfort level.