Jake Deacon has set a new record for the most appearances for St Albans City Youth.

Deacon has made 280 outings for the club, which is the most in City Youth’s 40-year history.

He was made team captain for the Under-18 South’s latest match and he chipped in with a rare goal.

Deacon started playing for City Youth at the age of six and has just five matches left to play.

A club official said: “This is a great achievement by Jake and player loyalty has been a major factor in the success of City Youth over the years.”

The previous record holder was Jake Attwood.