Jordan Clark admitted he is ‘physically and mentally drained’ after Stanley’s fantastic season – but he will be ready to go again in League One.
Clark scored the winning goal against Lincoln City, from a Kayden Jackson cross, to secure the Reds the League Two title on Saturday.
The winger has had a stunning season but is ready for a well-earned rest after Saturday’s trip to Swindon for the final game of the historic campaign.
“I am drained physically and mentally as it’s been a long, hard season,” said the 24-year-old. “It was hard from when knew we were promoted as we had to keep everyone’s feet on the ground and get going again.
“I think losing at Newport spurred us on, as it was the kick up the backside we needed to win the title as soon as possible.
“To do it in front of your own fans, with a full-house, that’s probably the best way.”
Clark was always confident Stanley could upset the odds this season and win the league but he admitted, when they went five games without a point in December, it was tough.
“I always believed we would do well, the gaffer told us at the start we would challenge for promotion and we always believed it.
“During December, when we could not win a game, that was hard but we stuck together as a team and worked hard and got our rewards.
“We fought for each other and we showed how much we wanted it.
“We have played some unbelievable football all season and to come out on top, it doesn’t get much better than that.”