Last week, Nikolai Topor-Stanley registered his 100th consecutive game for the Newcastle Jets.
The veteran defender returned to the Jets at the beginning of the 2017/18 season and has been a consistent figure in the first team ever since.
At the age of 36, he knows nothing in this game is promised, so the achievement hasn’t been lost on him.
“It’s a nice personal milestone,” Topor-Stanley.
“It is an honour every time I pull on this jersey.
“Tomorrow could be the last day, I feel like I need to maximise every day.”
Topor-Stanley is proud to have accomplished such an accolade however, the recent poor run of form is a far greater concern for the centre back.
“We have to build,” Topor-Stanley said.
“We have to push each other to get back to winning ways.
“Regardless of any circumstances, we need to keep pushing.”
The Jets take on Western United at AAMI Park next Monday and will be vying for all three points.
Having registered draws in their previous two matches, the defender has challenged the team to dig deeper.
“We’ve shown a little bit of steel in our last couple games,” Topor-Stanley said.
“But we need to improve.”
Coming off a 2-2 draw with Macarthur FC, Topor-Stanley believes the team is showing the right the signs to turn around their form.
“We have stopped a run of losses,” he said.
“If we keep believing in ourselves than we will be in a much better space.”