Championship Power Rankings: Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan top

Bolton Wanderers Josh Magennis secures runner-up spot ahead of Wednesday's Lucas Joao and Sheffield United's Oliver Norwood


Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan has topped the Championship Power Rankings this week.

The Scotland international scored a late equaliser from a free-kick in a 2-2 draw with Stoke on Saturday and has now taken 630 touches this season - more than any other player in the division.

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Sheff Wed 2-2 Stoke

Bolton's Josh Magennis secured runner-up spot in the form chart after netting his fourth goal of the season during a 2-1 defeat to QPR.

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Bolton 1-2 QPR

Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood climbed into the No 4 spot, despite his side losing 1-0 at Bristol City - having recorded more touches (119), passes (103), crosses (five) and key passes (three) than any other player.

Meanwhile, Bristol duo Josh Brownhill and Andreas Weimann retained top-10 positions after the win at Ashton Gate, which saw the Robins leapfrog Middlesbrough into third spot in the league table.

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Bristol City 1-0 Sheffield United

Brentford forward Neal Maupay picked up where he left off after serving a three-match suspension, scoring twice during a 2-0 win against Wigan - extending his league tally to seven goals from just five starts.

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Brentford 2-0 Wigan

Preston midfielder Callum Robinson tapped home a leveller against Reading, before the Royals netted an 81st-minute winner at Deepdale.

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Preston 2-3 Reading

Ryan Manning fired 67 places up the chart after converting Rotherham's winner from the spot against Derby - with Rams boss Frank Lampard being sent to the stands - while Norwich's Moritz Leitner was also among the top performers.

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Rotherham 1-0 Derby

The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player's performance over the past five matchdays by awarding points to players for 34 different stats, with a greater weight placed on recent games.

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