There comes a time in every game when the manager looks towards his bench for inspiration. In a highly competitive Sky Bet Championship, where the margins are so thin, this perhaps applies more than ever.
Generally it is the teams with the bigger and better squads which have the more quality options in the form of substitutes. However this isn’t the case all of the time. Using our eagle eye and the use of some handy statistics, we believe we have found the top five.
Therefore, sit back and enjoy as we reveal who we believe to be the Top 5 ‘Super Subs’ in the Sky Bet Championship……so far.
Remember, if you agree or disagree with our views, or if you want to nominate a handy sub from your own side, then do not hesitate to let us know. Get in touch via the comment section below, or by visiting one of our many social media handles.
James Wilson (Brighton & Hove Albion, on loan from Manchester United)
There was a decent amount of surprise when Louis van Gaal decided not to recall James Wilson during the time when Man Utd were struggling for fit centre forwards. The Dutchman elected to call upon some untried youngsters instead, but most fans felt that Wilson deserved to return. Nevertheless, the decision not to recall was very much to the benefit of Brighton and Chris Hughton. Although this is a ‘Super Sub’ category, Wilson has started nine league games, but has also appeared as a sub on 12 occasions.
He has scored four league goals for the Seagulls at the time of writing, but it is the whole package which he can supply as a substitute. We all know he is someone that possess plenty of energy, both on and off the ball. We touched upon how the stronger squads tend to have the better benches, which is obvious, and Wilson is very much a strong player in that regard.
The 20-year-old has the ability to change a game. He is very much a penalty box player that comes alive in such situations. If a game isn’t going to plan, and the likes of Hemed are perhaps below their best on the day, there is nobody better than Wilson to come on and provide a helping hand. Wilson is direct and never gives up any seemingly lost causes.
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