Kelvin Davis says it would fill him with “immense pride” if he were to become just the 16th post-war Saint to start 300 games for the club.

The 37-year-old’s place between the sticks in the FA Cup tie with Burnley last weekend officially made him the Saints keeper with the most appearances for the club in the post-war era.

Now he is chasing another significant milestone as he needs just ten more starts to join the exclusive 300 club, which no player has done since Claus Lundkevam managed the feat.

“It would be a massive achievement for me,” said Davis, who hopes to retain his place ahead of the fit again Artur Boruc as Saints host West Brom at St Mary’s this afternoon.

“I got an e-mail the other day from someone who mentioned to me I had made 291 appearances which broke a post-war record as a goalkeeper. “It’s not the sort of record you set out to go and achieve but I am very proud of that.

“I would look at that (300 starts) with immense pride if I were to reach it.”