Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Morgan Gibbs-White has been a revelation since he joined Championship side Sheffield United on a season-long loan.

Prior to the 21-year-old joining the Bramhall Lane side, the Blades had taken just two points from their opening five Championship games.

But since the U17 World Cup winner arrived at the club, Slavisa Jokanovic’s side have taken 10 points from a possible 18.

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The attacking midfielder opened the scoring at the Vitality stadium but the Blades lost 2-1 to Bournemouth in the last game before the October international break.

Since arriving on transfer deadline day in August, Wolves’ academy graduate has recorded five goal contributions in just six games (three goals and two assists) for his loan side.

The newly-relegated club who will be targeting an immediate return to the Premier League find themselves in 14th place, six points off the play-off positions.

But where does Gibbs-White’s performances rank in the Championship this season?

 

Gibbs-White amongst the best

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Out of 337 Championship players, only six have had a better start to the season then Gibbs-White according to WhoScored.

Aleksandr Mitrovic, the league’s top goalscorer is currently the best ranked player in the Championship with a rating of 7.71. Gibbs-White finds himself in seventh place with a rating of 7.40.

The England Under-21 international also sits in seventh place for the average number of shots per Championship game with 2.8, which is a category again topped by Fulham’s Serbian striker Mitrovic with 4.3 shots per game.

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The man who scored a screamer for Bruno Lage’s side in the EFL Cup victory against Nottingham Forest, also sits 16th in the average number of key passes per game section with 1.8.

It’s been a very impressive start to life back in the Championship for Gibbs-White after a brief spell with Swansea City before he got injured.

But if he maintains his current form and with Lage lacking depth in central midfield, Gibbs-White’s match-winning displays could force his parent club to recall him.

However, his immediate focus will be on getting Sheffield United back to winning ways after back-to-back losses. If he can continue to help the club climb the table, there is no reason why he couldn’t be challenging Mitrovic for the gong of best rated player in the Championship come the end of the season, or if not sooner.

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