MASSON MAKES 250th APPEARANCE FOR GABLE ENDIES
In taking to the field last weekend at Balmoor, Terry Masson reached a remarkable milestone in the modern game, making his 250th appearance for Montrose FC.
Now in his eighth season at Links Park, Terry is the longest serving player at the club after joining in June 2010 from junior side Carnoustie Panmure.
He quickly endeared himself to fans with his energy and tough tackling in midfield and has been a vital part of boss, Stewart Petrie’s side that currently sit proudly top of Ladbrokes League Two.
Club Chairman John Crawford said, “On behalf of everyone at the Club, I would like to sincerely congratulate Terry on reaching this significant milestone.
“He has shown outstanding dedication and commitment over the past 8 years and his attitude and professionalism has been a great example to our younger players.“
Terry played for both Dundee and Dundee United before the 29 year old moved to his home town side Arbroath. He spent two seasons at Gayfield making 4 starts and 16 substitute appearances before moving to Carnoustie Panmure.
Brechin City brought Masson on loan for the final stages of season 2009/10 and Masson was a regular off the bench as the Glebe Park side reached the Play-Off Final.
He has featured over 20 times this season for the Gable Endies and has scored 26 goals in his Links Park career.
Stewart Petrie added, “Terry has been great since I arrived and he should be righty proud of his achievement, something very few players in today’s game will come anywhere close to.
“Although, according to the boys in the dressing room, he could have reached 250 games months ago if he hadn’t been so intent in his early days of giving his name and number to the officials!”
Our photos show John Crawford presenting Terry with a specially embroidered shirt signed by all his teammates and Vice Chairman Peter Stuart presenting Terry with his award.