This is where Middlesbrough would finish if the league table was based on attendance figures

Where do Middlesbrough rank when it comes down to average attendances?
Where do Middlesbrough rank when it comes down to average attendances?

The Championship table would look a little different if teams were ranked based on their average home attendance so far this season.

With nine matches down, Leeds United and Middlesbrough are only separated by goal difference at the top of the table.

However, based on attendances, The White remain and Boro drop to... 10th.

Tony Pulis' men have welcomed an average of 22,768 to the Riverside Stadium so far, nearly 11,000 behind Leeds while sixth placed Sheffield United hold a near 2,000 advantage.

Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City are sandwiched either side of Boro with a short score keeping the trio a part.

Rotherham United rank bottom with an average of 9,332, occupied by Brentford and Wigan Athletic in the bottom three.

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Here’s the average home attendance table in full:

1. Leeds United – 33,154

2. Aston Villa – 32,262

3. Nottingham Forest – 27,266

4. Norwich City – 25,166

5. Derby County – 25,124

6. Sheffield United – 24,383

7. West Bromwich Albion – 23,890

8. Stoke City – 23,805

9. Sheffield Wednesday – 23,042

10. Middlesbrough – 22,768

11. Birmingham City – 21,657

12. Bristol City – 20,539

13. Swansea City – 20,064

14. Ipswich Town – 18,421

15. Millwall – 14,562

16. Bolton Wanderers – 14.091

17. Reading – 13,965

18. Preston North End – 13,649

19. Blackburn Rovers – 13,283

20. Hull City – 12,560

21. QPR – 12,534

22. Wigan – 10,875

23. Brentford – 10,142

24. Rotherham – 9,332