Jasbir Singh made his 100th competitive appearance for Gloucester City away at Boston United this afternoon.
Singh, 27, has kept 12 clean sheets for the Tigers this season and is one off last year’s mark of 13, which is one of the best tallies at National League North level in Gloucester City history.
The Tigers stopper, a former winner of the Asian non-league player of the year award, spoke of his pride at reaching three-figure appearances for the club.
“I’m very proud to have made my 100th appearance” he said. “I’ve had to be consistent to play those amount of games and with a club like Gloucester its good for me and I’m happy about that. I didn’t even know it was today either so that’s a nice surprise!”
Singh was unable to add to his tally of clean sheets this afternoon as the Tigers conceded late on to draw 2-2 at York Street, although Singh was man enough to admit his mistake in the lead up to the equaliser.
“We gave a soft penalty away and towards the end obviously I’ve made a mistake for the goal and I hold my hands up but we should have won the game” Singh said.
“At the end of the day we’ve come away with a point and we had to weather a storm at the end as well but we should have been out of sight.”
With the results on Easter Monday, the Tigers have been mathematically eliminated from play off contention, so Singh was keen to set out personal and collective aims for the last two fixtures.
“I think the aim is just to enjoy it” he said. “We want to finish as high as possible and obviously we have a tough home game next week against Chorley, they still have something to play for and again, Stockport at their place on the last day of the season I’d imagine they will have something to play for too so its going to be a big crowd. I think we as a young squad need to enjoy that and try to be the party poopers really.
“Me personally I want to get one more clean sheet to equal last year, so if we get that then it’s a bonus and if we can get two then it’s even better!”
With a remarkable season drawing to a close, it seems unbelievable to some that it’s taken until just two games to go for the Tigers to be out of the play-off hunt.
Despite falling short of a debut play-off berth in the National League North, Singh believes that the squad can’t be knocked for their efforts which saw them still right in the mix.
“We still had an outside chance 2-3 weeks ago and we were obviously trying as much as we could to make it into that pack but ultimately have fallen short but we have had a great season” Singh said.
“As players, the squad, the management and the staff I don’t think anyone can knock us.
“The fans have been brilliant all season and even Cheltenham’s pitch, it hasn’t helped our style but we have managed to grind results out there so I don’t know where all the complaints come from. It’s been a great season.
“Obviously now we want to finish on a high so we are trying to remain unbeaten between now and the end of the season, we’ve got four points over the Bank Holiday which is good going. We should have had six but that’s just how it goes.”
The Tigers host Chorley on Saturday in what will be their final home match of the season and their final home game at Whaddon Road. Kick-off at 15:00.