The Sky Bet Championship is a league known for being very hard to predict. Any team is capable of beating any other team, with teams lower down the table often taking points from teams chasing promotion.
Therefore is it particularly important for defenders in the Championship to be consistent in their performances, as even a momentary lapse in concentration could lead to their team dropping vital points.
Here we take a look at what we believe are the five consistently top right backs in the Championship at this moment in time, along with a wildcard at the end of the guide.
Matthew Lowton (Burnley)
We begin with statistically the best right-back in the Championship this season. Lowton may not have played as much as some of the other names on this list, but he more than deserves his place. The right back has played 22 times in the league for Burnley this season, putting in consistent performances as the team look to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Despite not being in the team for the first half of the season, Lowton has forced Tendayi Darikwa out of the team and made the position his own. Since December, Lowton has played in every minute of every Championship game for Burnley.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche signed Lowton from Aston Villa at the start of the season for a bargain price of around £1 million. If Lowton’s performances can help Burnley return to the top flight, the signing of the right back will surely be regarded as one of the best of the season.
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