Stalwart joined the Cod Army from Lancaster City in 2003Club legend Nathan Pond admitted he was made up to have put pen to paper on a contract extension with Fleetwood Town this morning.
The defender, who is set for his 14th season at Highbury, has signed a 12 month extension with Steven Pressley’s side.
Pond has been an integral part of Town’s success over the years, and today’s news will have delighted the Cod Army faithful.
After signing, he said: “I’m delighted to sign for Fleetwood Town once again. The Club have obviously been a huge part of my life and we’ve shared this journey together.
“It would have taken a lot for me to leave this Club because it’s one that’s so close to my heart. I’m made up though to have got it sorted now.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for the supporters here because they’ve got behind me for 14 years. All sorts of things have gone on while I’ve been here and they’ve stood by me all the way.
“I was only part time when I started, so coming in this morning to sign my deal at this fantastic new training ground was surreal. The Club has definitely changed for the better.
Pond broke Jack Ainscough’s record of 421 games for Town when he made his 422nd appearance for the Cod Army against Walsall at the start of May.
“I didn’t really want to mention my appearance record at the time last season given the situation we were in, but looking back it was a great achievement.
“I was injured at the start of last season and missed a few games which was disappointing. I got going again but picked up another injury in February.
“I was back at it towards the end of the season but it felt like I had three mini pre-seasons last year with everything that was going on.
“I wanted the season to continue really because I was playing games and feeling good, but I think my body is glad for the rest now. We go again in August.”