Goalie Paul Bastock set to break Shilton’s world record

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Paul Bastock

Former Boston United goalkeeper Paul Bastock will break Peter Shilton’s world record tomorrow when he makes his 1,250th career appearance for Wisbech Town in the FA Trophy.

The 47 year old, who owns a window cleaning business, has played for 17 clubs in his 30 year career.

He started as an apprentice with Coventry City, helping them beat a Southampton side led by Alan Shearer and Matt le Tissier en route to the FA Youth Cup final, which they won 2-1 against Charlton.

He never made a senior appearance for the Sky Blues, being released and making his professional debut as a 17-year-old for Cambridge United.

In the 30 years since he has played for a host of non-league sides, as well as a brief spell in Malaysia, but he is best known for his time at Boston, being named the club’s cult hero by 80% of voters in a poll of Football Focus viewers in 2005.

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