Callum Camps has told www.rochdaleafc.co.uk that he was delighted to make his 100th Rochdale appearance on Tuesday night.
The midfielder, who is a graduate of the club’s successful Academy, was also happy to mark the occasion with a win.
“If you had told me just a couple of years ago that I would have played a hundred games at 21-years-old then I would never have believed you," said Camps.
“I’ve had a couple of good seasons where I’ve been playing quite regularly so it has it got me up there and I’m delighted to have made my 100th appearance.
“And it was good to get the win on Tuesday against Port Vale. I was really happy to mark my 100th game with a victory.”
Coincidentally, Camps, who was then just 17, made his Rochdale debut against Port Vale at the Crown Oil Arena in April 2013, coming on as a 68th minute substitute.
He went on to make his full debut in January 2015, starting in Dale’s 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.
He says that is one of his favourite memories from his time at the club so far.
“To beat Forest in the FA Cup was brilliant. It was made even more special that a few of the other youth team lads made their debut that day, too. It was a great feeling being able to play alongside them in such a big game.
“The game away Oldham last season also stands out for me. I scored what ended up being the winner when were down to ten men.”
Camps, who joined the club as an 11-year-old, has captained the team this season, and he says that has been a real honour.
“Being honest, I had never seen myself as a Captain, so it just goes to show how much I’ve matured during the games that I’ve played and also over the last few seasons while working under the Gaffer. I’m really pleased that he’s recognised that too.
“It’s great to be trusted and I’ve enjoyed the extra responsibility.”