JACK Giddens says he is extremely proud after reaching 100 appearances for Billericay Town.

The goalkeeper, 25, marked the century against Heybridge Swifts in the Velocity Trophy, which Town won on penalties.

And, despite playing a bit part role this season in the Isthmian Premier League, Giddens says he is pleased at what he has achieved so far at the club.

“It is an achievement at no matter what level so to get to 100 appearances is great for my career,” said Giddens.

“I am in my third season and I feel as though my standard has been good.

“I have enjoyed some great moments here and was made captain by (former manager) Craig Edwards. I made my debut in a 1-1 draw against East Thurrock in 2015 and played really well. I have enjoyed my time here ever since.”

Giddens is currently playing second fiddle to Alan Julian, but adds he is working hard to reclaim the number one jersey.

“I haven’t been playing as much as I would like this year but when I was in the side I was playing really well,” he said.

“I felt as though I didn’t deserve to be dropped but I can’t fault Jules’ performances this year so it’s been hard for me to get back in the side.

“He is experienced and we get on very well. I have kept two clean sheets in five starts this season so I am hoping my performances are enough to keep me on.”