SIMON Eastwood has become the 42nd player to reach 200 appearances for Oxford United.

Few can have hit the milestone so soon after joining the club, with his debut coming in August 2016.

He went on to play every minute of that gruelling 62-match campaign, while the goalkeeper was also an ever-present in the following league season.

Two injuries account for most of the remaining 32 games, which have been shared by four other stoppers.

Eastwood has kept 66 clean sheets for the U's, one in every three matches.

A third of his total (22) came in the mammoth 2016/17 season, but the last campaign saw his highest percentage of shut-outs - 17 in 41 games.

Only three other goalkeepers have hit 200 appearances for United.

While Eastwood could haul one of them in this season, he would need another five seasons of excellence to hit the top spot.

3rd: Phil Whitehead

238 games, 1993-98

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2nd: Ryan Clarke

264 games, 2009-15

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1st: Roy Burton

449 games, 1971-1982

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