Last night Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his second brace of the season to take his tally up to 10 goals. This is a fantastic achievement and, if he could keep it up throughout the season would put him on track to be our first 30 a season man since Derek Hales in 1975/76. Whilst, this is a fantastic proposition, it is surely too much to hope for, especially as BWP has a history of knees. So as wonderful as it is we still need others in the team who can score goals.
The table below was put together to see how we compare with other teams (the top six in League 1 and the top two in the other three divisions) to see if we have the sort of fire power needed in the event of Bradley being out for part of the season.
So what does it tell us?
Firstly we have been highly dependant on BWP's goals to date. Only Gary Madine and Wayne Rooney have scored a higher percentage of their teams' goals this season.
More importantly though, I think it tells us that we could cope (if not quite as well) if we had to do without Wright-Phillips for a while. Although our number of 8 scorers is the lowest out of all the teams considered, 7 of those players have scored 2 or more goals. And then there's something that the stats doesn't tell. It's the quality of the goals. I can't remember too many scruffy goals this season. Our goals have not been accidental goals from goalmouth melees. No matter who has scored them, our goals have been deliberate and well worked and were created by people who knew exactly what they are doing. That tells me that they'll be able to do it again.
Worrying unnecessarily? I think I probably was.