SEASON: 2015-16

Prev Season: 2014-15
This Season: 2015-16
Next Season: 2016-17
npower Championship (Tier 2)
Dougie Freedman, Paul Williams
FA Cup:
4th Round (Watford (H) 0-1)
League Cup:
1st Round (Walsall (H) 3-4)

Player Of The Year:
Dorus de Vries
Top Goalscorer:
Nelson Oliveira (9 goals)


CHAMPIONSHIP (Tier 2) - 2015-16
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHomeAway
3Brighton and Hove Albion46241757242155340189122322430891-20-1
4Hull City46241111693515714712941022233483Promoted via playoffs0-11-1
5Derby County46211510664312743716986292723781-00-1
6Sheffield Wednesday46191710664513824217698242821740-30-1
7Ipswich Town461815135351986282497725272691-10-1
8Cardiff City46171712565112923320581023315681-21-1
10Birmingham City4616151553499592727710626224631-11-0
11Preston North End4615171445457106212187824240621-00-1
12Queens Park Rangers46141814545410943725491017290600-02-1
13Leeds United46141715505878823287972730-8591-11-0
14Wolverhampton Wanderers4614161653587106262676102732-5581-11-1
15Blackburn Rovers4613161746468872923581017230551-10-0
16Nottingham Forest46131617434778825266891821-455
18Bristol City461313205471779343466112037-17521-20-2
19Huddersfield Town4613122159707610333366112637-11510-21-1
21Rotherham United461310235371869313454142237-18492-10-0
22Charlton Athletic469132440805810233545141745-4040Relegated0-01-1
23Milton Keynes Dons469122539697313213729121832-3039Relegated2-12-1
24Bolton Wanderers465152641815117242604191755-4030Relegated3-01-1

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Competitive Games:
Competitive Goals:
Goals per game:
League Games:
League Points:
55 out of 138 (3 points per win)
Points Percentage:

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored24 times4 times5 times
Conceded26 times8 times2 times1 time
Won By10 times2 times2 times
Lost By15 times2 times2 times

Analysis of the league positions
This table shows:
(a) how many days we spent in each of the league positions
(b) how we did when we played teams in each of the league positions.

Position days Record against teams in each position
Num Days Opp
PWDLFAPointsResults (Green=win; Blue=draw; Red=loss)
1 111--103 Middlesbrough (1-0)
2 22--2130 Middlesbrough (1-2), Burnley (0-1)
3 33111444 Queens Park Rangers (2-1), Hull City (1-1), Brighton and Hove Albion (1-2)
4 4211-104 Charlton Athletic (0-0), Birmingham City (1-0)
5 54112234 Hull City (0-1), Burnley (1-1), Derby County (1-0), Derby County (0-1)
6 61--1030 Sheffield Wednesday (0-3)
7 721-1433 Cardiff City (1-2), Reading (3-1)
81 81-1-111 Birmingham City (1-1)
94 92--2020 Sheffield Wednesday (0-1), Ipswich Town (0-1)
1018 10211-214 Cardiff City (1-1), Preston North End (1-0)
1131 113-21232 Ipswich Town (1-1), Brentford (1-2), Blackburn Rovers (0-0)
1220 12-------
1310 134121645 Huddersfield Town (1-1), Fulham (3-0), Leeds United (1-1), Reading (1-2)
1441 143-3-223 Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-1), Queens Park Rangers (0-0), Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-1)
1548 1511--103 Leeds United (1-0)
1632 16-------
1723 171--1020 Huddersfield Town (0-2)
1825 183-12151 Preston North End (0-1), Brentford (0-3), Blackburn Rovers (1-1)
196 1911--313 Fulham (3-1)
2014 2021-1333 Milton Keynes Dons (2-1), Bristol City (1-2)
21 211-1-001 Rotherham United (0-0)
22 22-------
23 23211-324 Charlton Athletic (1-1), Milton Keynes Dons (2-1)
241 244211647 Rotherham United (2-1), Bolton Wanderers (1-1), Bristol City (0-2), Bolton Wanderers (3-0)
Not included: Week 1 game against Brighton and Hove Albion (0-1) as all teams were unplaced at the time

Highest League Attendance:
27,551 (Leeds United)
Lowest League Attendance:
16,449 (Blackburn Rovers)
Average League Attendance:
Highest Cup Attendance:
24,703 (Watford)
Lowest Cup Attendance:
5,237 (Walsall)

Clean Sheets:
Yellow Cards:
Red Cards:
6   (Matt Mills, Henri Lansbury, Jack Hobbs, David Vaughan, Eric Lichaj, Danny Fox)
Own goals (for):
0   (scored by opponents for us)
Own goals (against):
1   (scored by us for opponents)   (Matt Mills)
Penalties scored:
Penalties conceded:
Penalties missed:
Penalties saved:

Manager: Dougie Freedman
1Fri Aug 07, 2015Brighton and Hove AlbionA0-124,62324
2Sat Aug 15, 2015Rotherham UnitedH2-119,88512Mills (45'), Antonio (61')
3Tue Aug 18, 2015Charlton AthleticH0-017,80111
4Sat Aug 22, 2015Bolton WanderersA1-116,41011Vaughan (81')
5Sat Aug 29, 2015Cardiff CityH1-218,76216Antonio (86')
6Sat Sep 12, 2015Queens Park RangersA2-115,42412Lansbury (75' pen), Oliveira (82' pen)
7Tue Sep 15, 2015Birmingham CityA1-016,6048Blackstock (54')
8Sat Sep 19, 2015MiddlesbroughH1-220,99311Mills (7')
9Thu Sep 24, 2015Huddersfield TownA1-111,29910Mendes (23')
10Sat Oct 03, 2015Hull CityH0-120,98513
11Fri Oct 16, 2015Bristol CityA0-215,28514
12Tue Oct 20, 2015BurnleyH1-117,72115Lichaj (73')
13Sat Oct 24, 2015Ipswich TownH1-119,61616Trotter (90')
14Sat Oct 31, 2015Sheffield WednesdayA0-122,46517
15Tue Nov 03, 2015Preston North EndA0-110,21619
16Fri Nov 06, 2015Derby CountyH1-025,11415Oliveira (5')
17Sat Nov 21, 2015BrentfordA1-211,40318Lansbury (74')
18Sat Nov 28, 2015ReadingH3-118,12816O'Grady (20'), Oliveira (31', 49')
19Sat Dec 05, 2015FulhamH3-018,37715Mills (45', 78'), O'Grady (52')
20Fri Dec 11, 2015Wolverhampton WanderersA1-120,00015Blackstock (80')
21Mon Dec 14, 2015Blackburn RoversA0-012,00215
22Sat Dec 19, 2015Milton Keynes DonsH2-119,97513Oliveira (2'), Mendes (16')
23Sun Dec 27, 2015Leeds UnitedH1-127,55113Oliveira (18')
24Tue Dec 29, 2015Cardiff CityA1-115,46114Burke (9')
25Sat Jan 02, 2016Charlton AthleticA1-116,09014Osborn (44')
26Tue Jan 12, 2016Birmingham CityH1-118,34214Mills (30')
27Sat Jan 16, 2016Bolton WanderersH3-018,46512Oliveira (12' pen), Burke (16'), Ward (83')
28Sat Jan 23, 2016MiddlesbroughA1-024,97511Ward (70')
29Tue Jan 26, 2016Queens Park RangersH0-017,03011
30Sat Feb 06, 2016Leeds UnitedA1-024,07910Oliveira (60')
31Sat Feb 13, 2016Huddersfield TownH0-219,89410
32Tue Feb 23, 2016BurnleyA0-115,51712
33Sat Feb 27, 2016Bristol CityH1-220,55115Osborn (30')
34Sat Mar 05, 2016Ipswich TownA0-120,56815
35Tue Mar 08, 2016Preston North EndH1-016,74713Oliveira (37')
36Sat Mar 12, 2016Sheffield WednesdayH0-320,69014
Manager: Paul Williams
37Tue Mar 15, 2016Hull CityA1-115,66314Gardner (28')
38Sat Mar 19, 2016Derby CountyA0-133,01015
39Sat Apr 02, 2016BrentfordH0-319,44416
40Tue Apr 05, 2016ReadingA1-215,67817Osborn (41')
41Mon Apr 11, 2016Brighton and Hove AlbionH1-217,64220Blackstock (50')
42Sat Apr 16, 2016Rotherham UnitedA0-011,50319
43Tue Apr 19, 2016Blackburn RoversH1-116,44918Blackstock (15')
44Sat Apr 23, 2016FulhamA3-118,25317Tesche (23'), Lansbury (43', 70' pen)
45Sat Apr 30, 2016Wolverhampton WanderersH1-122,29117Gardner (68')
46Sat May 07, 2016Milton Keynes DonsA2-115,48616Cohen (8'), Assombalonga (74')

FA Cup
Manager: Dougie Freedman
Sat Jan 09, 2016Queens Park Rangers3H1-014,197Ward (24')
Sat Jan 30, 2016Watford4H0-124,703

League Cup
Manager: Dougie Freedman
Tue Aug 11, 2015Walsall1H3-45,237Walker (32'), Antonio (81', 90')

Pre-Season Friendly
Manager: Dougie Freedman
Wed Jul 08, 2015Odense BKDenmarkA2-4-Blackstock (20'), Paterson (74')
Sun Jul 12, 2015Mjallby AIFSwedenA1-11,026Burke (81')
Tue Jul 14, 2015FC HelsingorDenmarkA1-2747Walker (88')
Fri Jul 17, 2015StevenageEnglandA3-0-Mills (13'), Lansbury (20' pen), Hobbs (88')
Tue Jul 21, 2015Doncaster RoversEnglandA1-12,613Burke (34')
Sat Jul 25, 2015Swansea CityWalesH1-14,285Tesche (68')
Sat Aug 01, 2015Aston VillaEnglandH3-310,625Blackstock (1'), Lansbury (81'), Wilson (90')

Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (14) - £0 Out (16) - £7,000,000
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Tim ErlandssonLoan InChris O'GradySold
Tim ErlandssonBoughtAug 01, 2014Darius HendersonSold
Jul 01, 2015Matt MillsBoughtJul 01, 2015Lars VeldwijkLoan Out
Jul 02, 2015Jamie WardBoughtJul 30, 2015Radoslaw MajewskiReleased
Jul 19, 2015Daniel PinillosBoughtAug 27, 2015Stephen McLaughlinSold
Jul 25, 2015Ben HamerLoan InSep 01, 2015Michail AntonioSold£7,000,000
Aug 20, 2015Kyle EbecilioLoan InOct 16, 2015Kelvin WilsonReleased
Sep 01, 2015Chris O'GradyLoan In2016Roger RieraSold
Sep 04, 2015Nelson OliveiraLoan InJan 08, 2016Joe WorrallLoan Out
Sep 04, 2015Ryan MendesLoan InJan 22, 2016Chris BurkeSold
Sep 10, 2015Jonny WilliamsLoan InMar 04, 2016Matty CashLoan out
Oct 24, 2015Liam TrotterLoan InMay 25, 2016Josh ReesReleased
Jan 01, 2016Anel AhmedhodzicBoughtMay 31, 2016Chris BurkeReleased
Jan 08, 2016Gary GardnerLoan InMay 31, 2016Robert TescheReleased
Jul 01, 2016Andy ReidRetired
Aug 31, 2016Lars VeldwijkReleased

*Age = Player age on August 1stSeason Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num Player Country Age* P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GK1 Dorus de Vries Netherlands34481416182Player Of The Year
GK26 Dimitar Evtimov Bulgaria211147
GK43 Ross Durrant England191
GK48 Jordan Wright England161
D2 Eric Lichaj USA2646141616111111
D5 Matt Mills England2942131316512112
D31 Daniel Pinillos Spain221966712
D36 Roger Riera Spain201
D38 Ben Osborn England203712111433543
D40 Alex Iacovitti England172
D42 Joe Worrall England185Spent a month on loan at Dagenham and Redbridge
M3 Bojan Jokic Slovenia29217683122
M4 Michael Mancienne England27331111117322
M6 Kelvin Wilson England291764711315
M8 Chris Cohen England281753911647
M10 Henri Lansbury England24289118441222
M13 Danny Fox England291124521125
M14 Kyle Ebecilio Netherlands215212421On loan from Twente for whole of the season
M18 Liam Trotter England2694231142On loan from Bolton (Oct to Dec)
M20 Jonny Williams England21101451367On loan from Crystal Palace (Sep to Jan)
M22 Gary Gardner England2322751024521On loan from Aston Villa (Jan to June)
M24 David Vaughan Wales323681018191335
M25 Jack Hobbs England26235810214212
M27 Chris Burke Scotland311024415211
M30 Stephen McLaughlin Rep. of Ire.25
M32 Robert Tesche Germany282489713866
M44 Deimantas Petravicius Lithuania191111
F7 Matt Fryatt England29
F9 Britt Assombalonga Zaire22422114
F11 Andy Reid Rep. of Ire.33
F15 Ryan Mendes Cape Verde2532101111261864On loan from Lille for the whole of the season
F17 Nelson Oliveira Portugal23289811951443On loan from Benfica for the whole of the season
F18 Federico Macheda Italy23422315
F18 Michail Antonio England25511341
F19 Jamie Ward N. Ireland293399153517102
F21 Jamie Paterson England2322112Went on loan to Huddersfield (Whole of season)
F23 Dexter Blackstock Antigua2932612144351811
F29 Chris O'Grady England2920785225513On loan from Brighton for the whole of the season
F34 Tyler Walker England18153481597
F35 Oliver Burke Scotland182168724136
F37 Jorge Grant England201123623815
F41 Gerry McDonagh Rep. of Ire.171112


Number of different scorers: 13
Goals (Pens)PlayerGames
9 (2)Nelson Oliveira28
5Matt Mills42
4Dexter Blackstock32
4 (2)Henri Lansbury28
4Michail Antonio5
3Ben Osborn37
3Jamie Ward33
2Chris O'Grady20
2Gary Gardner22
2Oliver Burke21
2Ryan Mendes32
1Britt Assombalonga4
1Chris Cohen17
1David Vaughan36
1Eric Lichaj46
1Liam Trotter9
1Robert Tesche24
1Tyler Walker15

Home and away victories for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
FulhamSat Dec 05, 2015Home3-0Sat Apr 23, 2016Away3-1
Milton Keynes DonsSat Dec 19, 2015Home2-1Sat May 07, 2016Away2-1

Home and away losses for the season
Game 1 Game 2
Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
BrentfordSat Nov 21, 2015Away1-2Sat Apr 02, 2016Home0-3
Brighton and Hove AlbionFri Aug 07, 2015Away0-1Mon Apr 11, 2016Home1-2
Bristol CityFri Oct 16, 2015Away0-2Sat Feb 27, 2016Home1-2
Sheffield WednesdaySat Oct 31, 2015Away0-1Sat Mar 12, 2016Home0-3