This is certainly one statistic that supporters love to focus on in the division their respective club plays for! There are certainly plenty of well-supported clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, which a large number of those being clubs that have graced not just the top of the Premier League, but the European stage too, in the past.
Thanks to a recent article produced by the guys at Sports Mancs, we can now get a true reflection on which sides take the largest number of supporters with them on the road in the second tier of English football. The top 5 to be precise!
Before we start, very, very, very honourable mentions have to go to two Sky Bet Championship clubs, who have just missed out. Those are Birmingham City (1,841) and Sheffield United (2,282).
Certainly in the case of Birmingham, who have battled against relegation for the vast majority of the campaign. The season began full of excitement, with Harry Redknapp at the helm hoping to push for the top flight. That did not materialise, and Steve Cotterill has since come in to steady the ship. They’ll certainly take a decent number to Villa Park this weekend!
The Blades are back at this level after a longer than expected stay in Sky Bet League One. They have been flirting with the play-off positions practically since the first ball was kicked. Although their form of late may have slightly dipped, the supporters remain firmly behind their team. Now, let’s begin the countdown, starting at number five…….
5) Middlesbrough (2,393)
It would be fair to say that those Boro supporters that follow their side away from home have seen a mixed bag so far. It is six wins and six defeats on the road. Notable victories came against the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Reading and Hull City. Whilst they have come off second best in narrow clashes versus opponents such as Bristol City, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tony Pulis’ side are firmly in a battle for a play-off place, but they’ll need to show more consistency to make that a further reality.
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