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Dodd set to break Guernsey FC appearance record

Dodd is currently level with Dom Heaume on 270 appearances. Credit: Andy Dovey Photography

Defender Jamie Dodd will become Guernsey FC's leading appearance-maker if he plays against Hythe Town at Footes Lane.

The 29-year-old is currently level with former forward Dom Heaume on 270 games, having featured for the club since their debut season in 2011/12.

He has scored nine goals in seven-and-a-bit campaigns, captaining the side in recent times.

Dodd started three games in three days as the Green Lions sealed promotion to the Isthmian League in 2013, and played in both legs of their FA Vase semi-final.

It led to him winning the club's supporters, coaches and players’ player-of-the-year awards that season.

The closest current player to him is midfielder Matt Loaring, who could make his 250th appearance on Saturday.

I'm quite proud really, to play so many games, be there from the outset and really contribute, it's been a real achievement. It was a bit of an unknown, and there were questions about how long the club was going to last, but it's been sustainable and I've not been lucky with injuries, because I've actually had quite a few niggles, but I didn't think I'd get to this many. Honestly, if you asked me at the end of last season, or the year before, it was looking like the original group was coming to an end and it was a bit of a worry, with where's the next generation going to come from, but these guys have now stepped up, which is so important, along with some of the older heads hanging around to drive them forward and help with experience.

– Jamie Dodd, Guernsey FC