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Championship Power Rankings: Birmingham's Lukas Jutkiewicz top
Jutkiewicz tops chart ahead of Nottingham Forest's Joe Lolley and Leeds' Pontus Jansson.
Last Updated: 08/10/18 12:42pm
Birmingham striker Lukas Jutkiewicz has topped the Sky Bet Championship Power Rankings this week.
The 29-year-old sealed his hat-trick from a training-ground set piece in a 3-1 win over Rotherham, while team-mates Kristian Pedersen (No 7) and Jota (No 9) also made the top 10.
Nottingham Forest broke Middlesbrough's defensive resolve during a 2-0 win at the Riverside, with Joe Lolley's (No 2) relentless runs reaping reward early in the second half.
Leeds centre-back Pontus Jansson (No 3) scored a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Brentford, with the visitors' Neal Maupay (No 70) converting a 62nd-minute penalty - but the Frenchman slipped into runner-up spot in the season chart.
West Brom's Dwight Gayle (No 4) edged last week's table-topper Tom Ince (No 5) after netting twice in a 4-1 win over Reading, with England U21 international Harvey Barnes (No 6) and Kyle Bartley (No 13) also getting on the scoresheet.
Sheffield Wednesday's Adam Reach (No 8) slipped six places after a 2-1 win at Bristol City - having nearly hit the Power Rankings' summit last week after scoring two goal-of-the-season contenders.
Sheffield United topped the Championship table after David McGoldrick (No 12) converted a penalty in a 1-0 win over Hull, while Blackburn's Bradley Dack (No 10) was among the top performers after hitting the match-winner at Bolton.
The Power Rankings methodology reflects a player's performance by awarding points for 34 different stats.
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