Huddersfield Town are currently sitting in the promotion play-off spots in the 2021-22 EFL Championship. One of the reasons for that is goals from striker Danny Ward. The 31-year-old forward has scored 13 goals for the team from West Yorkshire. Ward has had his career-best season so far, and there are at least seven matches left for Huddersfield to score a few more goals. Danny Ward has also hit double figures in goals for the first time in nearly four seasons. He last reached the landmark with Rotherham United in the 2016-17 season.
Huddersfield Town have netted 51 goals so far this season. Out of those 51, 13 belong to Danny Ward. He has slightly outperformed his xG output of 0.39 per 90 by scoring 0.42 goals per 90 this season. He has taken around 2.5 shots per 90, which puts him in the top quartile this season. He shoots around 45% of his shots on target, making him a threat to the opposition goalkeepers. He has also completed 69.35% of his dribbles this season, making him a threat to the opposition defenders. He is also in the upper quintile for headed shots per 90 as he takes around 0.5 per game.
Danny Ward has scored all but one of his goals from inside the opposition’s penalty area. Thus he knows where to shoot the ball most of the time. Having said that, he has also missed a few big chances, as shown by the fairly big orange and red circles. Still, he has a shot conversion rate of one goal every 5.7 shots, having taken 74 shots so far this season. In terms of minutes per goal scored, Danny Ward has netted a goal every 201 minutes.
Danny Ward has provided a threat for Huddersfield several times this season, but most notably, he has been at his most threatening in the early stages of the match as well as towards the end of the first half of a game this season. His passes with the highest xT have come from just inside the opponents’ penalty box this campaign. His forward passes have generated an xT score of over 1.3 this season.
Danny Ward will hope that his goalscoring form will lead Huddersfield Town to the promotion play-offs, if not direct promotion, which is still a mathematical possibility for the team. Huddersfield will also hope to tighten their defense as they have conceded the most goals of any top-six team this season.