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Tom Webb set to make his 700th appearance for Gloucester City

Tom Webb should reach an incredible landmark on Saturday when Gloucester host Chelmsford in the National League South.

The Tigers legend has made 699 appearances for the club since making his first as a 16-year-old in 2001.

Webb surpassed Stan Myers’ all-time appearance record ten years later and became the first Gloucester player in 130 years to reach 500 competitive appearances in 2012.

Despite being offered a trial and the opportunity to train with Crewe Alexandra full-time, the 33-year-old remained loyal to his home town club.

In the 2005/06 season, Webb played every minute of every game and was named the supporters’ player of the season. He won promotion from the Southern League via the play-offs in 2009.

His achievement will come as a welcome pick-up for Gloucester, who saw long-standing manager Tim Harris and chairman Mike Dunstan resign in the last seven days while the club remains without its own ground.

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