The Blackburn Rovers certainly didn’t have a hard time finding the back of the net in the Championship in a season where they ultimately finished 15th.
Their total of 65 goals in 46 games in the second tier of English football was by far the best in the bottom half of the table by far.
Indeed, he has also been superior to several teams in the top half of the division, including Premier League linked Watford who finished second and the likes of Swansea City and Barnsley who both finished in play-offs, the first always having a chance to play. reach the high flight.
Of course, nearly half of Blackburn’s goals have been poached by talisman Adam Armstrong who has only Ivan Toney ahead of him in the league goalscoring table – and who gets more games in the division via play-offs.
With more games, it not only gives more chances to those who start the games, but also to those on the bench who have the opportunity to land a winner or a crucial strike out of a sack.
It happened over the weekend when Marcus Forss came in to score the goal which secured the Bees their place in the play-off final against Swansea by taking the victory over Bournemouth.
And with that, Brentford moved away from the Rovers and relegated Rotherham United with the most league substitute goals this season.
The Bees now have 12 goals for the men off the bench, compared to 11 for Blackburn and the Millers.
The last of those goals off the bench for the Rovers was scored by Liverpool lender Harvey Elliott, who scored the fifth in Blackburn’s big 5-2 win over Birmingham City at Ewood Park.
Barnsley, champions Norwich City and Bristol City have 10, with Coventry City and Luton Town scoring nine each of the substitutes this campaign.