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.”