Paul Warne was quick to hail the efforts his promotion-winning squad following their crucial season defining victory over Gillingham on the last day.
“I’m really pleased for the lads. We have played some really good football this year, and we really deserved the win. The outstanding emotion is relief. You’ve got to enjoy these moments. To win the cup and win promotion, it is something the club has not done before. These lads will go down in folklore.
“We’ve been in a really good position for weeks. It was like the gods were against you. The lads really rallied and we finished the season off well.
“Smudge (Michael Smith) has been playing with unbelievable pain in his quad. He had to come off and Georgie (Kelly) comes on. He has been looking after himself in training as well as he can.
“I told him to go out and enjoy it. It was an accomplished finish and I’m pleased for him. It sums up the resilience of our players. They are hungry for success. They are not big time. You can see the way they are celebrating, I’m really proud of them to get automatic promotion. “