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Revealed: Where Reading FC rank in the most influential strikeforce in the Championship; The most clinical front-three in the second tier has been revealed.

Byline: Aidan McCartney

The Sky Bet Championship 2018/19 season is almost complete.

Norwich City and Sheffield United are heading to the Premier League while Derby County and Aston Villa will fight it out for the final place in the play-off final.

Ipswich Town, Bolton Wanderers, and Rotherham United will all be playing League One football next season.

Following the conclusion of the campaign,Hull Livehave looked at all 24 Championship clubs' three most regular attacking players during the season (based on minutes played) and how influential they were, ranking them in terms of how often they averaged a goal or assist between them.

Perhaps surprisingly, it was 11th-placed Brentford and fourth-placed West Brom who boasted the most clinical attacking trio in the league.

As per the table, league winners Norwich City had the third most prolific strikeforce, level with Hull City who only finished in 13th spot.

Readingend up in 17th position thanks to the efforts of Yakou Meite, Mo Barrow and Garath McCleary who contributed 16 goals and 10 assists throughout the campaign.

Here is the full breakdown of Championship clubs during 2018-19 season ranked by attacking productivity.

1. Brentford: Neal Maupay, Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma -- 45 goals, 28 assists, 9,298 minutes (127.4 minutes per direct goal contribution)

2. West Bromwich Albion: Jay Rodriguez, Dwight Gayle and Matt Phillips - 51 goals, 15 assists, 9,305 minutes (141 minutes per direct goal contribution)

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=3. Norwich City: Teemu Pukki, Onel Hernandez and Marco Stiepermann - 46 goals, 24 assists, 10,281 minutes (146.9 minutes per direct goal contribution)

=3. Hull City: Jarrod Bowen, Kamil Grosicki and Fraizer Campbell -- 43 goals, 22 assists, 9,547 minutes (146.9 minutes per direct goal contribution)

5. Sheffield United: David McGoldrick, Billy Sharp and Mark Duffy - 44 goals, 14 assists, 8,744 minutes (150.8 minutes per direct goal contribution)

6. Aston Villa: Tammy Abraham, Anwar El Ghazi and Jonathan Kodjia -- 40 goals, 11 assists, 7,762 minutes (152.2 minutes per direct goal contribution)

7. Nottingham Forest: Joe Lolley, Lewis Grabban and Joao Carvalho -- 31 goals, 22 assists, 8,831 minutes (166.6 minutes per direct goal contribution)

8. Birmingham City: Lukas Jutkiewicz, Che Adams and Jacques Maghoma -- 42 goals, 19 assists, 10,590 minutes (173.6 minutes per direct goal contribution)

9. Leeds United: Pablo Hernandez, Jack Harrison and Kemar Roofe -- 31 goals, 17 assists, 8,710 minutes (181.5 minutes per direct goal contribution)

10. Swansea City: Oliver McBurnie, Bersant Celina and Daniel James -- 31 goals, 17 assists, 8,885 minutes (185.1 minutes per direct goal contribution)

11. Blackburn Rovers: Bradley Dack, Danny Graham and Adam Armstrong -- 35 goals, 15 assists, 9,340 minutes (186.8 minutes per direct goal contribution)

12. Derby County: Harry Wilson, Tom Lawrence and Martyn Waghorn - 31 goals, nine assists, 8,321 minutes (208 minutes per direct goal contribution)

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=13. Bristol City: Andreas Weimann, Famara Diedhou and Callum O'Dowda - 27 goals, 11 assists, 8,344 minutes (219.6 minutes per direct goal contribution)

=13. Wigan Athletic: Josh Windass, Nick Powell and Michael Jacobs -- 17 goals, 12 assists, 6,367 minutes (219.6 minutes per direct goal contribution)

15. Sheffield Wednesday: Adam Reach, Steven Fletcher and Marco Matias -- 25 goals, 11 assists, 8,011 minutes (222.5 minutes per direct goal contribution)

16. Preston North End: Tom Barkhuizen, Alan Browne and Lukas Nmecha -- 22 goals, 13 assists, 7,846 minutes (224.2 minutes per direct goal contribution)

17. Reading: Yakou Meite, Modou Barrow and Garath McCleary -- 16 goals, 10 assists, 6,385 minutes (245.6 minutes per direct goal contribution)

18. Stoke City: Tom Ince, James McClean and Benik Afobe -- 17 goals, 15 assists, 8,874 minutes (277.3 minutes per direct goal contribution)

19. Queens Park Rangers: Luke Freeman, Eberechi Eze and Nahki Wells -- 18 goals, 15 assists, 9,831 minutes (297.9 minutes per direct goal contribution)

20. Ipswich Town: Gwion Edwards, Freddie Sears and Alan Judge -- 12 goals, seven assists, 5,680 minutes (298.9 minutes per direct goal contribution)

21. Millwall: Jed Wallace, Lee Gregory and Shane Ferguson -- 17 goals, 13 assists, 9,786 minutes (326.2 minutes per direct goal contribution)

22. Middlesbrough: Britt Assombalonga, George Saville and Stewart Downing - 20 goals, one assist, 7,543 minutes (359.2 minutes per direct goal contribution)

23. Rotherham United: Michael Smith, Jon Taylor and Ryan Williams -- 13 goals, seven assists, 8,814 minutes (440.7 minutes per direct goal contribution)

24. Bolton Wanderers: Josh Magennis, Sammy Ameobi and Craig Noone -- nine goals, five assists, 7,244 minutes (517.4 minutes per direct goal contribution)

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