Shooting: that’s what the game is all about. If you don’t shoot, you don’t score. If you don’t score, you don’t win.
Shooting can be classed as an art; the best strikers are not afraid to miss and are not lambasted for it either. Miss too many, and you’ll be on the bench. Don’t shoot enough and the same might happen. It’s a minefield.
Some strikers are tempted to shoot more than others by the time they come on the field. A super sub might not be about goals these days, but more about tired defences. Before his move to Gillingham, John Akinde had 5.56 touches in the box per 90 minutes, but only started three league matches.
Which strikers in League One have more shots on goals per 90 minutes than anyone else? Remember, this is worked out as an average and takes into account players who only have a handful of shots per game, or those who don’t get as many minutes as most.
Peterborough, Rotherham, MK Dons, Shrewsbury and Ipswich Town make up the top five, but which players, and how are they positioned? Read on to find out.
All stats courtesy of Wyscout