Watford goalkeeper Alec Chamberlain becomes oldest player to represent the club in the Football League

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

On their way to promotion via play-offs, Watford demolished a struggling Crewe Alexandra side 4-1 at Vicarage Road.

With Ben Foster ruled out with a leg injury, veteran Alec Chamberlain was called into the side.

As a consequence Chamberlain broke by 50 days Jim McLaren's 67-year-old record to become the oldest player to represent the club in the Football League, aged 41 years 222 days.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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