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Only Millwall, Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday used more players in Championship matches than Watford last season

Hot shot: Troy Deeney was the equal third highest scorer in the Football League last season. Picture: Holly Cant

Hot shot: Troy Deeney was the equal third highest scorer in the Football League last season. Picture: Holly Cant

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by , Group Sports Editor

Only three Championship clubs used more players during the course of last season, statistics released by the Football League have revealed.

The governing body have taken to social network site Twitter this lunchtime to release a number of tables relating to the 2013/14 campaign across all three divisions and one shows the Hornets lie equal fourth in the Championship alongside Blackpool for the most players used in the regular 46-game season with 38.

The two clubs are ‘beaten’ by Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City, who both used 39, while Millwall topped the Championship's total players used table with 40. Significantly though, the two clubs who used the fewest, 23, were both promoted – Burnley and Leicester City.

However, no club in the Championship came close to League One’s Carlisle United and Bury, of League Two, who both used 47 players last season.

Despite finishing 13th in the table, Watford were the joint sixth highest scoring team across all three divisions with 74 goals, finishing level with League One Coventry City, while Troy Deeney’s 24 strikes were enough to see him come equal third on the Football League’s scorers’ table.

Bristol City’s Sam Baldock and former Hornet Britt Assombalonga, who is now at Peterborough United, also netted 24 in the regular season, with Blackburn Rovers’ Jordan Rhodes (25) and Leeds United’s Ross McCormack (28).

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