Sky Bet Championship stats XI of March: Adama Traore and James Maddison feature
By Ben McAleer, WhoScored.com
Last Updated: 05/04/18 3:52pm
WhoScored.com pick out the best March XI in the Sky Bet Championship based on performances.
After another month of twist and turns in the Sky Bet Championship, WhoScored.com are on hand to run through their Team of the Month for March, according to their unique statistical ratings...
Goalkeeper: Angus Gunn (Norwich) - 7.2
It was a hectic month for the Canaries shot-stopper, who made the joint-most saves (24) in the Championship in March. The Manchester City loanee returned a save success rate of 72.7 per cent last month to help gain a WhoScored.com rating of 7.2.
Right-back: Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) - 7.2
Barnsley are struggling to close the gap between themselves and safety, but it hasn't been for the want of trying with right-back Yiadom doing enough to gain a WhoScored.com rating of 7.2 in March. The Ghana international achieved the feat having registered one assist from seven key passes and making 12 successful dribbles.
Centre-back: Jake Cooper (Millwall) - 7.8
With a WhoScored.com rating of 7.8, Millwall star Cooper features at centre-back. The Lions defender scored a decisive goal in a 2-1 win over Hull, while 37 clearances and 33 aerial duels won was also a respectable return for the 23-year-old.
Centre-back: Curtis Davies (Derby) - 7.8
Partnering Cooper at the heart of the defence is Davies, who also gained a WhoScored.com rating of 7.8. The 33-year-old earned two WhoScored.com man-of-the-match awards last month, while only Daniel Fox (54) made more clearances than the Rams centre-back (48).
Left-back: Joe Bennett (Cardiff) - 7.8
Cardiff kept the pace with Wolves at the top of the table in the title race and are well represented in the Championship Team of the Month. Bennett is the first of three Bluebird players to make the cut having gained a WhoScored.com rating of 7.8, in part due to a hat-trick of assists in their 3-2 win over Birmingham.
Right wing: Adama Traore (Middlesbrough) - 8.7
Traore has been in phenomenal form since Tony Pulis took the reins as Middlesbrough boss. The Boro sensation earned a whopping WhoScored.com rating of 8.7 having scored two goals and assisted two more, while 48 successful dribbles was more than any other player and more than eight of the Championship's 24 teams.
Central midfield: Tom Cairney (Fulham) - 8.0
Like Traore, Cairney also had a direct hand in four goals in March for Fulham, scoring three and assisting one to help gain a WhoScored.com rating of 8.0. The Cottagers have been in sublime form in the business end of the campaign, with Cairney proving once more why he is considered one of the best in the league in his position.
Central midfield: James Maddison (Norwich) - 7.7
Maddison did enough in March to consolidate a spot in the Championship Team of the Month, with the creative star's good performances earning him a WhoScored.com rating of 7.7. Only Patrick Bamford (six) had a direct hand in more goals than Maddison (five to four goals, one assist) in the Championship last month, which included a hat-trick in a 4-3 loss to Hull.
Left wing: Junior Hoilett (Cardiff) - 7.8
No player registered more assists than Junior Hoilett (three) in March with the winger the second of three Cardiff players to make the cut. The wideman helped himself to a WhoScored.com rating of 7.8, with his three assists coming from 13 key passes; only three players made more.
Striker: Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) - 7.9
Sheffield Wednesday forward Nuhiu scored four of his seven goals for this season in March, earning the WhoScored.com man-of-the-match award in wins over Preston and Leeds. Fifty-two aerial duels won was also the second best return and helped return a WhoScored.com rating of 7.9.
Striker: Kenneth Zohore (Cardiff) - 8.2
Rounding off the Cardiff contingent and this Championship top-performing XI of the month is Bluebirds frontman Zohore, who looked back to his best in March. The Danish forward had a direct hand in four goals, scoring two and assisting another two, to help earn a WhoScored.com rating of 8.2.