“Whether that was having nights out, or going into training because there were not that many days off.
“You don’t see your family as much, but the dedication has paid off.
“In the first six months, we had to get as fit as possible. We came back not the fittest and the gaffer was on about everyone’s body fat.
“We managed to get that down 10 or 12 per cent in the whole squad.
“That shows the dedication and effort that was put into it.
“The gaffer stuck to his ways and he’s wanted us to play good, attacking and attractive football.
“We managed to do it through the season and got ourselves a lot fitter than we have ever been.
“Turning up on big occasions, we thrive on them.
“We believe that, no matter how fit anyone else is, our fitness is better.
“We showed that all through the season in various games and we’ve dug ourselves out of a few holes.”