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CAPTAIN CHAMBERS SET FOR 200TH WALSALL APPEARANCE

23 October 2015

Skipper to hit landmark at Colchester tomorrow...

Captain Adam Chambers is set to make his 200th Walsall appearance tomorrow afternoon.

The 34-year-old joined the Saddlers from Leyton Orient in July 2011 and is the longest-serving member of Dean Smith’s squad.

The defensive midfielder has made 64 consecutive appearances for the Club and hasn’t missed a competitive game since 16th September 2014.

He has scored two goals for Walsall – including one on his debut against former club Orient (video below) – and was recently described as ‘an unsung hero’ by teammate Tom Bradshaw.

“To make my 200th appearance tomorrow will be a proud moment for myself but I’m hoping it can be a successful one with a win,” said Chambers.

"There have been a few highlights. The Wembley run was very memorable and we've had some big games at the Banks's against Wolves and Preston.

“Playing for Walsall has been a very enjoyable part of my career and I’m hoping that I can top it off with a successful season this year.

“Dean Smith is a very good manager and I’ve known him and (his assistant) Richard O’Kelly for a long time.

“They make it a learning environment and encourage everyone to work hard and keep improving no matter how old you are.

“I’m thinking of going into coaching after I finish playing, and here is definitely a great place to observe and learn.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time under the gaffer and hopefully we can continue to do well this season.”

The Saddlers face a tricky test against Colchester tomorrow - and Chambers is fully focused on getting three points.

“It’s important that we try to get the win,” he said.

“When I’m out on the pitch I won’t be thinking about my 200th game – it will all be about getting a positive result.

“We’re in good form and will be looking to put in a good performance.

“If we can get a good result then it will be a very memorable 200th game.

“But the win is the most important thing.”


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