The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

Rhys Ben­nett is one of just four out­field play­ers in the EFL to have played ev­ery minute of ev­ery game for his club this sea­son. The oth­ers are Bris­tol City cen­tre-back Aden Flint, Wal­sall’s on-loan Southamp­ton stop­per Ja­son Mc­Carthy and Northamp­ton de­fender David Buchanan. Buchanan also leads the way in terms of most time on the pitch. The 30-year-old has played 4,230 min­utes this sea­son, joint high­est along­side Scun­thorpe’s Scot­tish cen­tre-back Mur­ray Wal­lace. Read­ing full-back Chris Gunter played 66 times last sea­son as Wales reached the fi­nal of Euro 2016 and has missed just 61 min­utes of the cur­rent campaign. If the Roy­als reach the play-off fi­nal – and Gunter plays in Wales’ next two fix­tures – the 27-yearold will fin­ish the sea­son with 58 ap­pear­ances. The­o­ret­i­cally, the most games any player could play in a sin­gle sea­son is 72 – that’s 6,420 min­utes. How­ever it would en­tail a League One or Two side win­ning both ma­jor Cup finals, the Check­a­trade Tro­phy and pro­mo­tion through the play­offs!

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