Janoi Donacien hopes the Wham Stadium will be ‘rocking’ again next season as the events of Saturday sink in.
The defender, who signed for the Reds in summer 2016, truly believed this was to be Stanley’s year.
And it turned out that way with the Reds winning the League Two title on Saturday in front of a record crowd with the 1-0 win over Lincoln.
The 24-year-old said: “It’s absolutely the best thing that has ever happened in my life. We talked about it at the start of the season but for it to happen, it’s just the best.
“We have kept 19 clean sheets in League Two this season and that speaks for itself how good the team has been.
“We were gutted to lose at Newport but to win the league at home in front of all the fans, that was special.
“I could hear the fans throughout the whole game – the place was rocking. Hopefully everyone who was here, will come back and we will have a good time next season.”
Saint Lucian-born Donacien came to the Reds after being released from Aston Villa, signing the day before the 2016/17 season, and signed a contract extension last year until 2019.
“When I came here, I didn’t know what was going to happen until I met the boys and then I thought ‘they are unbelievable’ and knew anything could happen.
“Last year we had a little go but this year we just switched it on.
“We lost a few players but the players who have come in have fitted in so well. At the start of the season we knew it was going to happen.”