The more minutes the better for Sydney FC ironman Adam Le Fondre, who can see a lot more Englishmen playing in the A-League in the future.
Striker Le Fondre is enjoying a fine first season with the Sky Blues, scoring 21 goals in 34 games across three competitions.
The 32-year-old goal poacher, who played in all four divisions of the English league before arriving at Sydney, has thrived on a heavy workload, playing almost every minute of the Sky Blues' campaign.
And after playing just domestic football prior to this season, Le Fondre said he had loved testing himself in the Asian Champions League.
On the four times he has been substituted, it was only in additional time after 90 minutes had elapsed.
"I'm disappointed when I do get brought off at that time, I want to see the games out, but normally it's a defensive plan to bring an extra midfielder or extra defender on to shore things up," Le Fondre said.
"I'm a player who wants to play all the time. I've missed a lot of football in the last three or four years, I've been on the bench or not been in the squad and it's not a thing I enjoy.
"So I don't plan on starting doing that over here. I want to play every minute."
Le Fondre and Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor are among the few well-credentialed Englishmen playing in the A-League this season.
But the Sydney forward revealed there had been no shortage of interest in the Australian competition from his compatriots back home.
"I've had a lot of people message me about coming out, a lot of the players want to experience something different," Le Fondre said.
"I had someone this morning that's thinking about coming out here and it sparks a lot of interest, someone like me doing something different.
"I've spoken highly of the standard here and I can see a lot more English or Scottish players coming out in the future."
Le Fondre led the Golden Boot race for most of the campaign but finished second, two goals behind Wellington's Roy Krishna, who passed him with a hat-trick in the penultimate round.
"He's been brilliant all season as well, so I can't begrudge him," Le Fondre said.
"I'm really happy how the season has gone for myself, obviously disappointed I didn't win the Golden Boot.
"But I'm still fighting for things now and I can still get more goals to my name this season."