The most 'route one' Championship clubs, based on the number of long passes hit in 2019-20. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

The most 'route one' Championship teams – where do Middlesbrough, West Brom and Derby County rank?

The ‘long ball’ tactic can often come under criticism but teams have proven just how effective it can be.

By Jordan Cronin
Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 12:12 pm

Courtesy of data from WyScout, we’ve looked at the number of long balls each Championship club hit during the 2019-20 campaign to determine the most ‘route one’ teams.

So, where do Middlesbrough rank? Scroll and click through the pages to discover which teams played the most – and least – long passes, ranked from highest to lowest:

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