The man himself reflects on a historic achievement...
“It will take a little while to sink in and it is something that I would have never dreamt of when I first came to the football club.
"I am very proud to break Smudger's record. It is something that not many people can achieve in their career and it has been a really enjoyable one.
“I have loved every minute of it; it is a really proud moment for me and my family.
“It is not just the work I put in, it is my family as well.
“It took a lot of sacrifices over the last 11 years but it has been worth it. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and I am hoping still I have a little longer left.
"I would like to thank the Chairman, all the manager's I have played under over the years, my teammates and most importantly, my family and the fans."
Read our full interview with Ronnie in next Saturday's programme for our fixture at home to Carlisle.