Walsall midfielder Liam Kinsella was proud to have played his 200th game for the club.
The 26-year-old put in another energetic display as he helped the Saddlers earn a 3-1 victory over Hartlepool United on Saturday.
Kinsella is targeting more appearance landmarks in the future and he was pleased to reach his latest milestone, which he only found out was on the cards just days before Saturday’s game.
“I didn’t know until the middle of the week when I got a text to say it would be my 200th appearance this weekend if I played,” he explained.
“It is a proud achievement for me, it has gone so quick but hopefully there will be many more to come.
“You have to work your socks off every day in every training session and if you do that you will get rewarded and it is an honour to make 200 appearances and hopefully, I will make many more for the club.”
Kinsella marked his landmark day with a victory as the Saddlers bounced back from last Tuesday's defeat to Swindon Town.
The midfielder was delighted with the result and with how the team went about their business.
“I thought it was a fantastic performance,” he said.
“Hartlepool probably edged it for the first 15 to 20 minutes of the second half but apart from that I thought everywhere on the pitch we won all of our battles, our one-v-ones, we were picking up second balls and I thought the goals we scored were very good finishes and it was a fantastic performance.
“We wanted to come out in the second half and try and make it 3-0 but unfortunately that didn’t happen but we didn’t fold and we managed to get the third goal. George works his socks off every game and he was rewarded with his second goal and our third of the afternoon.”
Watch our full interview with Kinsella here: