SCOTT TAGGART celebrated a personal milestone on Saturday as he became the latest Wasp to make 300 appearances for the club.

The skipper made his landmark appearance at right back during the 3-0 defeat to Edinburgh City but commented that he was delighted to reach the 300 club.

“I’m proud more than anything,” he told Advertiser Sport. “Out of those 300 games, I don’t know the exact stats but at least 290 of them would be full 90 minute appearances which is pretty good.

“Apart from having a couple injuries throughout my seven and a half year period, I’ve luckily been injury free and manage to fully play under near enough all the managers.

“On a personal note, it’s a great achievement but disappointed about the outcome today.”

Taggart joined the club in 2016, becoming club captain and formed part of the squad that earned promotion to the Championship in 2018.

During his time at the club, Taggart has kept 70 clean sheets and scored 15 goals some of which include taking penalties.

He continued: “Ever since I’ve joined, from the get-go when Jack Ross brought me in, I’ve loved it, I’ve loved the club, I’ve loved everything about it.

“It works great for me personally with my work and my family so I absolutely love it and I don’t plan on going anywhere.

“There’s been a couple of times there’s been chances but it’s always been in my best interests to stay here and delighted to finally hit the 300 mark.

“Hopefully, many more still to come.”

Taggart now has the opportunity to play under former teammate Andy Graham, who stepped up to take the reins at the club after the departure of Brian Rice.

Graham and Taggart have been teammates since playing together at Dumbarton during the 2014-15 season.

Jack Ross then signed both defenders for Alloa at the start of the 2016-17 season, with the two playing pivotal roles in earning Championship promotion.

“It’s brilliant [working under Andy],” he added. “We’ve only just started on Thursday night there but Andy’s taken many sessions before under previous managers.

“If the manager couldn’t make it or not, Andy’s stepped in and the boys have always enjoyed it so no issues there.

“I’ve done many pre seasons with Andy before so I know what to expect. Today is a bad result, we tried but it was one of those days and wasn’t to be.

“All the boys in there are looking forward to working with Andy and just need to put it right next week.”