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Tony Hibbert proud to break Everton appearance record

Tony Hibbert
Hibbert made his Everton debut against West Ham in 2001

Everton defender Tony Hibbert says he is proud of the fact he will break the club's European appearance record against BATE on Thursday.

Hibbert, 28, will captain the Blues in his 20th continental appearance in the Europa League game at Goodison Park.

He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "It's good for myself and my family are happy - it's a great achievement.

"I am also looking over my shoulder as there are a few lads who are close behind me."

Hibbert added: "It just shows where the club has come over the last few years - playing in Europe and some of the games we've played in. It's a good achievement for the club as well."

The right-back is impressed by the fact Everton have qualified for the last 32 despite suffering several injuries this season.

"I think it is great credit to the lads," he said. "I think the way we've handled it and got on with it with no fuss - it's a great achievement for us.

"With a game still to play and we're qualified, I think whatever happens, it's good for the club. Being at Goodison, it's a must-win."

The previous joint appearance holders were Brian Labone and Colin Harvey.



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