Ryan Giggs has said that Gareth Barry will reach 700 EPL appearances, with the former England midfielder oset to match the Welshman’s all-time record.
Barry is set to equal Giggs’s record of 632 games when West Brom host West Ham on Saturday.
The Welshmman praised Barry’s longevity.
“Obviously a lot of things have got to go for you. You’ve got to get picked, and you’ve got to be fit because it’s a lot of games,” he said.
“I don’t know him well but you can see from the outside that he is a good pro, he looks a good player to have within the team and within the squad.”
“And he’s not that old. He could go on for another two or three years and maybe get to 700. He’ll break my record and credit to him, records are there to be broken.”
“I remember coming up against him as a 17-year-old at Villa. He was a left-back then and he has come on from that talented young player to become a regular Premier League player.”