THE PLAYERS WHO LEAD WAY:
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!