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Proud Langmead's career milestone

Kelvin Langmead
Langmead will also celebrate his 24th birthday on Monday.

Kelvin Langmead has said he would be a proud man to make his 200th appearance for Shrewsbury Town against Morecambe.

The 23-year-old, who was converted at Town from a forward to a defender, is hoping to crown his achievement with a 15th home league win of the season.

He told BBC Radio Shropshire: "The club has become a big part of my life - I've been here for over four years."

Previous manager Gary Peters made Langmead his first signing at the club, taking him from Preston.

"That's the most important thing," he added, "but on a personal level if I could get that 200th appearance it would be something I'd be proud of."

Langmead started his career as a forward but Peters spotted his potential as a defender, in a position he has continued to play in under Paul Simpson. But ironically, Simpson tried to sign him as a striker for Carlisle in 2004.

Before joining Shrewsbury he had loan spells with Carlisle, Tamworth and Kidderminster.

He looks set to reach the milestone, with fellow defender Mike Jackson still recovering from an injury.

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