The surprising number of minutes played by every Middlesbrough player during the 2020/21 season - ranked in order
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock was operating with a thin squad at the end of the 2020/21 season as injuries limited the manager’s options – but which players featured the most for the Teessiders in the Championship?
Warnock has often spoken about building around a core group of players in recent months, with the likes of Jonny Howson and Paddy McNair playing regularly during a congested and arduous campaign.
Others found minutes hard to come by at the Riverside and were sent out on loan in January to gain more first-team football.
Warnock will now allow his players to enjoy a rest period before the squad arrive for pre-season at the start of July, with several key men expected to return after missing the last few weeks of the season through injury.
Here we take a closer look at the players who played the most Championship minutes for Boro during the 2020/21 season.