|Rob Purdie - Picture Copyright BN|
"It is a big milestone for him," said Hereford manager Peter Beadle yesterday..
"400 appearances for any club is a big thing. It's something that should be applauded."
That evening he played in a friendly at Bromsgrove.
'It was the Bulls who drew first blood after ten minutes when a Jay Lovett cross from the right wing was nodded on by a defender before Rob Purdie fired home from close range.'
Purdie became more involved as the season progressed and manager Graham Turner appeared pleased with his performances.
"I think he has a terrific amount of skill," said Turner.
"We see it in training every week and it was interesting the reaction of the supporters when he came on last week, they were chanting his name.
"When a new player gets that sort of treatment, I think he grows in confidence and you can see it coming. I think he has the prospect of being a very good player."
And to back his views about Purdie, Turner offered him a second contract at the end of the season which the youngster soon accepted.