COLCHESTER United defender Luke Chambers is in line to achieve a significant personal milestone tonight.

If the experienced centre-back features for the U's in their League Two game at Forest Green Rovers, it will be the 800th appearance of his professional career.

Chambers has made 799 appearances for Colchester, Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest and Northampton Town since making his senior debut back in May, 2003.

When Chambers made his bow, Tony Blair was Prime Minister, Phil Tufnell was about to be crowned king of the jungle and Busted were riding high in the UK charts with 'You Said No'.


The 36-year-old has made 21 league appearances for the U's so far this season, starting all but one of those games.

Only Freddie Sears and Cole Skuse have clocked up more league appearances for Colchester so far, this season.

Chambers has also played in two FA Cup and four Papa John's Trophy games for the U's, in the current campaign.

Chambers started his career at Northampton, making his senior debut for the Cobblers in a division two match in 2003.

The 6ft centre-back moved to Forest in January 2007 and made nearly 250 appearances for the Reds, before joining Ipswich.


Chambers clocked up nearly 400 appearances for the League One outfit after joining them on a free transfer, in the summer of 2012.

Colchester head to Forest Green aiming to secure a much-needed win, as they attempt to pull away from the League Two relegation zone.

The U's head into the game against the league leaders at the Fully Charged New Lawn sitting three points above the drop zone but with games in hand against teams around them.