Tom Webb could make his 600th start on Saturday for Gloucester City against Harrogate Town.

Despite making 674 appearances for Gloucester City he has started 599 times, his debut coming in a game against Bromsgrove Rovers in 2001.

Webb said: “To be honest I didn’t know this was happening this weekend. I think I have more chance of starting this weekend than other weekends as we have a load of injuries at the moment. It means a lot to me.”

He’s scored 38 goals for Gloucester City during his 16 years with the club and admits that his goal scoring stat page is something that raises a few laughs.

“I think it’s something everyone laughs at that, I haven’t scored yet this season so I’m due one, hopefully I can score on the weekend.”

The 32 year old, who broke the near-50 year record for appearances held by Stan Myers in 2010, admitted he wasn’t sure if his achievement can be caught.

“I don’t know really, it isn’t something I have given a lot of thought to, I think it is something I’ll think about after retirement.”

Despite reaching such a landmark, the Tigers captain insists that the focus isn’t on him.

“You don’t really have time to think of personal achievements, it’s all about the team and we’re having a good season this year and I just hope we can continue this with Harrogate on Saturday.”

Looking back on his career he picked out promotion from the Southern League as the highlight of his career.

“Getting promoted is a massive achievement for the team but on a personal note, being able to sustain this level of football for so long has been great.

“I just hope we can maintain this standard of football for when the football club goes to Evesham next year before going back home.”

The ever-humble Webb was keen to quash any talk of a potential tribute at the new stadium.

“There’s been talk of a statue or a stand named after me but I don’t think that will happen; like I’ve said before there are people at this club who put in more hours than me who deserve it more than me, you’ve got to look at other people.”

Gloucester City boss Tim Harris said a tribute at the new stadium shouldn’t be completely out of the question, however.

“I think there should be something for someone who has played the amount of games that he has. He should have recognition, all the fans will be reminded of his performances over the years and be reminded of the energy he brought to the team.”

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