|CLAYTON MAKES 100TH CLUB APPEARANCE|
|Tuesday night's game against Bristol Rovers marked a personal landmark for Clayton Ince as the Trinidad & Tobago International made his 100th appearance for the club.
Some feat considering this is only Ince's second season with the club. In fact, Ince has missed one just one game since signing for the club in the summer of 2006 and described his time at the Banks' Stadium as the happiest of his career.
"It surprised me when I was told I've played 100 games because you just go out there and play," he said. "You don't really look at that kind of statistic I just came to Walsall to play game but to get to 100 is a good achievement.
"My time here as been the most enjoyable of my career. I'm enjoying it and I'm looking forward to ending the season on a high."
Despite Tuesday's 1-0 loss, Ince was awarded the sponsors' Man of the Match Award for the ever first time thanks to a string of fine saves. The defeat was a disappointing way to mark a century of appearances but Ince was in reflective mood in terms of The Saddlers' play-off hopes.
"Of course it was disappointing to lose to Bristol Rovers especially with Leeds also losing," he added. "A win would have pushed us even closer (to the play-offs) and would have had Leeds really having to fight to hold on in there.
"It was nice to get the Man of the Match Award. I just try to do my job as best as I can and on given days things fall for me. Against Bristol Rovers, it was one of those nights but I'm obviously disappointed that we lost and we have our work cut out now to make the play-offs.
"Nobody outside the club has ever expected us to get in the playoffs but we as players have worked hard to be where we are. We still believe we can get in there.
"The pressure isn't on us. We have to just got to go out there and give it our best and try and win the last few games."
Saddlers' boss, Richard Money added: "Clayton has been a terrific servant for this club and his record is tremendous. No other 'keeper could have come in and done as well as he has done over the past two seasons." (April 16, 2008. Walsall official site)