Lloyd Doyley joined a very select Watford club on Friday night when he took to the field against Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road.
The defender made the 350th league appearance of his career in regular season games in the 2-2 draw, meaning he became just the eighth player to achieve that landmark in the club’s Southern League, Football League and Premier League history. However, once Doyley's play-off appearances are added, he now stands on 354.
There are not enough games remaining in the season for the 30-year-old to overtake the next player on the list, Johnny Williams, who made 374 league appearances from 1964 to 1975, by the end of the current campaign. But a look at club historian Trefor Jones’ website, www.watfordfcarchive.com, shows Doyley is now 50 appearances away from becoming the fifth Watford player to reach the 400-mark, alongside Luther Blissett (415), Duncan Welbourne, Nigel Gibbs (both 411) and Gary Porter (402).
One milestone that Doyley does have within his sights this season though, is his 400th league and cup appearance for the Hornets.
The London-born player is currently 11th on that list with 391, with legendary striker Ross Jenkins’ 398 his next target.