Andy Monkhouse this week became only the sixteenth player in history to make 300 competitive appearances for the Club – but the Pools star insists he’s still got plenty left in the tank.
The 32-year-old’s 300th outing came in the midweek win at Sheffield United as he moved past 90s legend Rob McKinnon in the Club’s all-time appearances list.
Monkhouse has admitted that he never dreamed that things would go so well for him at Victoria Park when he agreed to join Pools on loan from Swindon Town back in November 2006.
But after almost seven years with the Club, the former Rotherham United trainee is now focused on paying back the loyalty shown to him by Pools by helping fire them back towards League One.
“It’s really pleasing to get to 300; I’m really happy with that,” he told Pools Player.
“To be fair, when I first came here on loan when Danny Wilson was the Manager I didn’t imagine I’d play as many games as this but I’ve loved every minute of it.
“Obviously last season was a massive disappointment but I’ve been given the chance to stay here for another season and hopefully we can put some smiles back on the fans’ faces and get somewhere nearer the top of the league.
“I think when I finish up I will probably look back on how many games I’ve played and be proud of it.
“But I’m nearly 33 now and I still feel quite fit, I’m doing a job for the team, I’m in the team at the moment so hopefully I can add a few more games to the total yet.”
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Top Appearance-Makers (All Competitions)
540 – Ritchie Humphreys
472 – Watty Moore
425 – Antony Sweeney
423 – Ray Thompson
418 - Alan Goad
413 – Ken Johnson
384 – Brian Honour
374 – Micky Barron
361 – Jackie Newton
350 – Tommy McGuigan
326 – Frank Stamper
326 – Keith Nobbs
319 – Roy Hogan
310 – Keith Houchen
306 – Michael Nelson
300 – Andy Monkhouse
299 – Rob McKinnon
295 – Chris Westwood
291 – Johnny Wigham
278 – Joe Willetts
278 – Paul Baker