FC CLACTON stalwart Kevin Coyle is planning a treble celebration this weekend.

The long-serving wide man is poised to clock up his 400th appearance for the Seasiders, in their guise as both Clacton Town and FC Clacton.

If he scores in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division clash against Godmanchester Rovers, it will be his 100th Clacton goal.

And if he helps his side to a much-needed victory, it will end their barren run of results and be their first points of 2018.

Coyle is hoping all three scenarios come off and said: “It would be great to stop the rot.

“There would be no better time, to be honest, and of course I’d love to make it a personal celebration - scoring in my 400th game.

“I managed four against Godmanchester in a 5-0 victory last April, although I know they’re a much better side now because they’ve brought players back from Newmarket.

“I’m proud of both records but especially the appearance one.

“It shows I’ve been doing something right, for managers to keep picking me.

“I’m very happy to have played for my hometown club for so many years and it makes me wonder how many appearances I’d have clocked up if I hadn’t had spells away.

“I’ve played for Wivenhoe, Redbridge, Stanway and Brightlingsea so probably would have made another 150.

“I’m just grateful to have had the career I’ve had, though, and I love Clacton.”

The Seasiders slid to a 4-0 defeat at Kirkley and Pakefield on Saturday.

They have dipped to 18th in the table and are yet to score a goal in 2018.

Their last goals and points came from the 4-3 victory against Wivenhoe Town on Boxing Day.

“We’ve won two of our last ten games and that’s just not good enough,” added Coyle.

“We need to do better than six points out of 30.

“We’re missing an out-and-out goalscorer - that much is obvious - and definitely not scoring enough at the moment.

“We’ve always had a player capable of putting the ball in the back of the net - someone like Sean Hillier or Aaron Condon.

“And we’ve always had midfielders capable of chipping in with ten to a dozen goals a season, like Paul Hillier.

“At the other end, we’re conceding too many goals and it’s a bad combination at the moment and something we need to put right soon.

“We hope we’re safe but no-one knows how many sides are going down this season.

“It could be three, it could be four or it could be as many as seven.

“I’ve heard that suggested and if that’s true, we’re going to face a real fight to stay in the premier division.”

Coyle was a multiple award-winner at last season’s club presentation evening.

He was named both manager and supporters’ player-of-the-year, as well as finishing as top goalscorer.

He also won the Derek Savage ‘champagne moment’ award for his tremendous volleyed goal at Newmarket Town.