McCombe all set to join Vale’s 200 club

McCombe all set to join Vale’s 200 club

Defender John McCombe should be celebrating a new achievement on Saturday – as he is all set to make his 200th senior Vale appearance against AFC Wimbledon.

The popular Pontefract-born centre-half made his 199th appearance for the Valiants on Saturday, three years and seven months after joining Vale on a free transfer following his release from Hereford United.

McCombe has the second-highest appearances for the club of this season’s squad – just behind Louis Dodds who has made 201 Vale appearances.

McCombe was voted the official player of the year in 2011 and was also joint-winner of the OVF player of the year for that season, alongside central defensive partner Gareth Owen.

199 up… McCombe’s stats

08/09: 34 games, 2 goals

09/10: 48 apps, 4 goals

10/11: 48 apps, 5 goals

11/12: 44 apps, 4 goals

12/13: 25 apps, 1 goal

Total: 199 apps, 16 goals


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