Scarborough Town midfielder Jamie Patterson will make his 100th appearance for the club if he plays against Hornsea Town tomorrow.
Patterson has this week turned down the overtures of NCEL Premier League outfit Pickering Town in order to continue plying his trade for Shaun Rennison’s Town side.
Patterson made his 99th appearance for the club in their 2-2 draw at Bridlington Sports on Wednesday night, and is proud of his efforts for the club over their two stints in action.
He said: “I didn’t realise I was near the 100th game until the other week, I’m looking forward to it.
“I’m enjoying playing for the club at the moment. We’ve got a good set of lads together and a better squad this year so we’re looking to do well again.
“We beat one of the top teams in this division last year in the cup, so we’re looking to push on again.
“He (Shaun Rennison) has done a really good job so far. He definitely knows his stuff.
“Pickering were interested but I have my little girl on Tuesdays and Thursdays so I wouldn’t be able to play night games anyway, so there wasn’t much point.”
Patterson’s loyalty has delighted Rennison, who admits the midfielder is a key part of the Town XI.
Rennison said: “Jamie loves playing at Scarborough Town, his mates are there and we are doing well too.
“He’s a quality player who is at the heart of almost everything we do. We play through him.
“He could definitely play at a higher level, but we’re trying to push on so hopefully he can play in the higher league for us.
“I’m delighted he’s going to be staying with us and hope he can keep up his good form.”