Starting our trio of strikers is Ipswich man Daryl Murphy. Often seen as the man in the shadow of David McGoldrick, Murphy has taken centre stage in 2014 after injuries to his teammate. Over the course of the past 12 months, Murphy has fired 23 goals, with 17 of those coming this season as Ipswich have powered their way to 2nd in the table. He leads the goal charts this year and is on course to break the elusive 30 goals in a season mark at the age of 31.
Alongside the league’s top scorer is the man who has scored the most Championship goals in 2014. That man is a Blackburn striker and probably not the one that springs to mind. Rudy Gestede has outshone teammate Jordan Rhodes this year with an impressive 25 league goals which has helped Blackburn to a top-half finish last season and a spot just short of the top six at the turn of the year.
Completing our side a man that any Championship team would have in their side. Derby striker Chris Martin has continued to deliver for the Rams and without him it would be fair to say that Derby would not be amongst the promotion hopefuls. A 22 goal haul in 2014 from the Scotsman puts him behind just Gestede and Murphy in the goal charts and makes him one of the standout performers of the year.