Derek McInnes lauds David James's 900-game landmark

David James
© PA Photos
Bristol City manager Derek McInnes pays tribute to David James after the goalkeeper makes his 900th senior appearance.

Bristol City manager Derek McInnes has paid tribute to David James after the goalkeeper made his 900th senior appearance.

The 41-year-old stopper was unable to mark the occasion with a victory as two crucially-deflected shots earned Cardiff City a 2-1 win at Ashton Gate.

Despite the defeat, McInnes was full of praise for the 53-time England international and his teammates.

"David is an outstanding professional and hardly ever misses training, let alone a game," said the Robins boss.

"We so wanted to mark his 900th game with a win. The lads gave everything and to be beaten by two deflected efforts is hard to take.

"I'm disappointed by the result but not the performance. If the players continue to give that amount of effort we will get the points we need to be safe."

James began his senior career at Watford in 1988 and has since played for Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United, Manchester City and Portsmouth.

Ashton Gate
Read Next:
Result: Bristol City 1-2 Cardiff
Related Video
1Manchester CityMan City1492330141629
2Leicester CityLeicester148512921829
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd1484220101028
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1467124111325
7Crystal Palace147161914522
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham146442521422
12Stoke CityStoke145451114-319
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom145361318-518
15Swansea CitySwansea143561419-514
16Norwich CityNorwich143471725-813
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle142481430-1610
20Aston Villa1412111227-155