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Support for a player (5,5)

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I believe the answer is:

music stand

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'support' is the definition.
(music stand is a kind of support)

'a player' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'a' could be 'an' and 'an' is found within the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'for' acts as a link.

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I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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