Luton Town have moved off the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table following their important 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Kenilworth Road last night.
The Hatters managed to seal their second home win in three games courtesy of a 23rd minute strike from James Collins, who tapped into the net from close range following Harry Cornick’s good work on the right-hand side to provide the assist.
Graeme Jones’s men showed what they are capable of during the game, keeping their first clean sheet since their 3-0 win over Bristol City in October.
The match-winner for Luton, James Collins, once again proved why he is one of the first names on the teamsheet for the Hatters, as he produced another accomplished display upfront.
Here, we take a look at his statistics from Wednesday’s match…
Collins has started 31 of Luton’s 32 Championship games so far this season, spearheading the attack most weeks.
After his impressive goal tally of 25 last season in League One, questions were asked about whether he could replicate that form in his first season of Championship football.
His strike for Luton on Wednesday night took his tally to 10 for the campaign, proving that he can hold his own in the division.
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The Republic of Ireland international scored with his only shot on target, showing his clinical nature in front of goal.
Although the statistics tell us that only 20% of Collins’ efforts were accurate, it is worth noting that one also came off the woodwork during the game.
His work-rate was also at a high level. Collins won six aerial duels, with his presence in the 18-yard-box being difficult for the opposition defenders to deal with.
The 29-year-old also won all three of his tackles over the course the 93 minutes, showing that he was not afraid to put his foot into challenges.
One element of Collins’s game that he will be looking to improve is the accuracy of his passing, as he managed a completion rate of 65% during the match.