ON the eve of Adam Webster's 200th City appearance, Andy Preece admits he would not trade the striker for any other Nationwide North goal-getter.

Webster will reach the landmark in front of his own supporters today as Worcester host Hyde United.

And it could be a perfect afternoon for the 25-year-old if he scores against the Tigers.

Currently equalling his tally last season of 24 strikes in all competitions, Webster can go one better with just another goal.

The longest serving outfield player on Worcester's books -- he joined from Bedworth United in December 2001 -- Webster will be around for two more years after extending his contract until the end of the 2007/08 campaign.

Based in Leicestershire, Webster has found travelling to training and games a burden, but the forward has spoke on numerous occasions of his happiness at the club.

Player-manager Preece highlights his top marksman as one of City's many key stars and believes there is more to come from Webster.

"I'm delighted that Adam is staying with us," said Preece. "He's done really well over the years for this club and he deserves the new contract.

"In the last couple of months, he's been outstanding. I would not swap him for any other striker in this league.

"He obviously loves it here. He finds the travelling a bit difficult at times, but I think with Mark Danks and other players coming in, he sees the club going in the right direction. He's going to be a key player for at least the next two years. There's a number of players that we've got on two-year contracts who we feel are going to take the club forward.

"Webby, Danksy and Adam Burley are lads that are going to be around for a long time and, hopefully, take their form on to play at a higher level. They are at the right age as well."

Preece fully expects in-form Webster to beat last year's goal tally during City's last two games, although he believes the 30-goal barrier could have been reached.

He added: "Webby has got past the 20-goal barrier and he could have a lot more to be fair. He knows that he could have reached 30-plus this season. He's got the potential of doing that again next year.

"It would be nice for him to get his 25th goal on his 200th appearance. It is always nice to reach certain landmarks in your career and I'm sure there will be many more to come for Webby."