Doncaster Rovers: The Rovers Index revealed

James Husband comes out third in our Rovers Index.
James Husband comes out third in our Rovers Index.

The Free Press number cruncher has been hard at work and we can exclusively unveil Doncaster Rovers’ ‘Most Valuable Player’.

We have calculated a ‘win ratio’ for each player this season in League One.

And the stats have thrown up a few surprises along the way, although the identity of our MVP will not come as any sort of shock to supporters.

Loan striker Iain Hume comes out with an eye-catching rating of 70, which puts him head and shoulders above his teammates.

Hume has started 20 league games, of which 14 have been victories.

And those figures net the workaholic frontman by far the highest index rating, stats which show just how much of an impact the Canadian international has made since his arrival from Preston.

Hume’s nearest rival is midfielder Paul Keegan.

The Irishman has 13 wins from 22 starts, an impressive ratio which reveals just why his season-ending injury has been considered a huge blow inside the Rovers camp.

In-form youngster James Husband also fares well in our Rovers Index.

Be it at left back or left midfield, the teenager has started 19 league games this term, 11 of which have been wins - placing him third on our list.

The identity of the players that make up our top five might surprise some supporters.

James Harper and Kyle Bennett have had a rough ride from a section of fans this season but, according to our stats, their involvement has coincided with a high ratio of wins.

Sixth placed David Syers is Rovers’ super sub.

The forward-thinking midfielder has come off the bench ten times in League One this season and seven of those games resulted in wins.

The Rovers Index: Hume 70, Keegan 59, Husband 58, Harper 58, Bennett 57, Syers 55, Jones 54, Spurr 54, Cotterill 54, G Woods 53, M Woods 53, Quinn 50, McCombe 50, Paynter 48, Brown 48, Coppinger 40.

n Win ratio was calculated by dividing the number of league starts a player has made by the number of games won in those starts.

That figure was then multiplied by 100 and rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Only players who have started ten or more games were included.