MARK BOYD has experienced a championship in each of the last two seasons - but Accrington Stanley's is extra special.
The midfielder has only been at the club since February after being released from Scottish side Gretna but he is relishing it.
"It has been great," said Carlisle-born Boyd, who started only second game for Stanley in the glory match at Woking. "Gretna won promotion last year to Division Two but I had been in and out of the side.
"I know I have only been here two months but the lads have made me really welcome. I have even been called an honourary Scouser!
"It has just been really good. I don't feel like an outsider at all and I feel like I have been here all season. I was pleased to start the game at Woking and it was great being on the pitch at the end and being part of all the celebrations."
Boyd did almost make himself an instant hero when he was initially given Paul Mullin's goal on Saturday which sealed League status for the Reds. His 20 yard shot was flicked into the net by the striker.
"I saw it on Sky and I think it was heading out for a throw-in before Mullers got it! But I was pleased Mullers scored as he has been here a long time and he deserves it."
And Boyd is hoping to be here a while as he tries to win a contract at the Interlink.
The 25-year-old started his career at Newcastle, where he spent four years before moving to Port Vale and played 50 games. He moved to Carlisle before the switch to the Scottish Leagues with Gretna.
" I have played 70 games in the league so I know what it is all about. I need to get fitter but I don't feel the pressure as if I am good enough then it will happen. I would really like to sta, though."