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West Brom's Gareth Barry eager to play on with Prem record in sight

West Brom's Gareth Barry eager to play on with Prem record in sight
From ESPN - September 17, 2017

West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry plans to play on for as long as possible after equalling the Premier League appearance record.

The 36-year-old started in the Baggies' 0-0 draw against West Ham on Saturday to draw level with Ryan Giggs' mark of 632 games.

Barry will beat Giggs' record if he features at Arsenal on Sept. 25.

He made his debut as a second half substitute for Aston Villa in a 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday in May 1998, and the former England man is eager to continue.

He told the BBC: "I hope so. I have spoken to a lot of my old friends who have retired and no-one has said: 'What are you doing still playing?' Everyone said: 'Play as long as possible.' You stop when you stop enjoying it and I will know when I have had enough and ca not keep up with the boys.

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