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Saddlers mark captain Adam Chambers' 500th career appearance

20 October 2017

Adam Chambers has been presented with a commemorative shirt from Walsall Football Club to mark making his 500th career appearance last month.

The Saddlers captain reached the milestone in our away game at Wigan Athletic, and is rapidly approaching his 300th appearance for Walsall, too.

The shirt presented to our captain carried "A Chambers - 500" on the back, and has been signed by manager Jon Whitney and all of Chambers' Saddlers teammates.

Chambers was keen to thank all involved for the recognition.

“Obviously I’m not one for personal recognition or achievements, but it’s nice to look back and see the games I’ve played,” the skipper told

“I really appreciate the recognition from my teammates, the manager, the club and the supporters - it really means a lot.

“Since I came to the club the fans have backed me and I’ve just tried to give my all every time I’ve played.

“I would just like to say thank you to everyone at the club involved in arranging this."

Manager Jon Whitney presented Chambers with both commemorations at the club’s training ground and believes his captain could continue his career for a good while yet.

“That sort of achievement (reaching 500 games) is going to become a bit of a rarity going forward,” said Whitney.

“I think when you look at some of the energy levels he plays with, it’s a credit to him and his professionalism.

“He’s still as enthusiastic in his 500th game as he was in his first and that’s the key, for me.

“He’s a role model and an ambassador - it’s no coincidence that he’s still playing now.

“You have to do it right - live and breathe football - and that’s why we gave him a two-year contract in the summer. He could play to 40 and beyond.”

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