Two of League One’s hottest shots do battle when Plymouth Argyle take on Peterborough United

Luke Jephcott. Photo: Dan Mullan Getty Images.Luke Jephcott. Photo: Dan Mullan Getty Images.
Luke Jephcott. Photo: Dan Mullan Getty Images.
Peterborough United’s match at Plymouth Argyle tonight (February 23, 7.30pm kick off) could turn into a shootout between two of League One’s hottest shots.

Posh forward Jonson Clarke-Harris and Sunderland’s Charlie Wyke sit at the top of the League One scoring charts with 18 Jephcott is just two goals further back.

Clarke-Harris has the best goal assist record of the three. He has claimed three compared to one for Wyke and none at all for Jephcott.

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But Jephcott has played the fewest matches of the three (25). Clarke-Harris has played in all 28 of Posh’s League One matches which is one more appearance than Wyke.

Jonson Clarke-Harris.Jonson Clarke-Harris.
Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Wyke and Jephcott are both scoring goals at 0.81 per 90 minutes while Clarke-Harris is scoring at 0.66 goals per 90 minutes.

Clarke-Harris has sent 68 shots at goal this season with a 50% accuracy rating. Wyke is also on 50% accuracy, but Jephcott’s accuracy rating is a very impressive 72% from just 39 shots.

Jephcott, who is just 21, scores from 41% of his shots which is better than Wyke (32%) and Clarke-Harris (26%).

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And Jephcott’s form is one reason why Plymouth have been on a terrific run of results.

They haven’t lost a League One match since Oxford turned then over 3-2 at Home Park on December 29.

Their 0-0 at Rochdale at the weekend was a ninth game without defeat, form that included a fine 1-0 win at Accrington Stanley, a 2-1 success at Sunderland and a 2-2 draw at Portsmouth when Plymouth led 2-0 going into the final minutes.

Former Posh midfielder George Cooper won’t be in action against his old club tonight. He suffered a knee injury before Christmas which is mending very slowly.

Cooper left Posh for Home Park in September after a successful spell on loan in Devon last season.

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