DRFC Coppinger Reaches Football League Landmark
Doncaster Rovers record appearance maker James Coppinger reached another landmark in the draw at Shrewsbury Town.
The 37-year-old made his 500th Football League start in the 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury.
Coppinger made his Football League debut as a 19-year-old during a loan spell with Hartlepool United from Newcastle United, a game in which he also scored his first Football League goal.
As well as one substitute`s appearance in the Premier League for Newcastle in 2000, his career has seen him enjoy two loan spells with Hartlepool as well as spells with Exeter City, where he also played in the National League, and Nottingham Forest.
Coppinger, who is in his fourteenth season with Doncaster, holds the career appearance record for Doncaster, and his appearance at Shrewsbury on Saturday was his 560th appearance for the club in all competitions and his 682th appearance in total in a career spanning 18-years.
His appearance for Doncaster on Saturday was his 496th Football League appearance for Doncaster, including substitute appearances and he could make his 500th league appearance in the home clash with Charlton Athletic next month.
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