It is a massive achievement for the club. Eighteen months ago Hughesy came in when we were in a relegation fight.

It was always going to be a two-year project and he has got a bunch of lads that work together, drink together and play together.

There is a great squad spirit here. Most of them are local lads and it makes a huge difference.

There were some good players at Totton on Wednesday and some good players at Bridgwater today. There was also a massive crowd we had to deal with.

But when the going gets tough, mates stick together.

We are on to a good thing here at Ciren. Next year is going to be a big challenge and we are going to be playing against some big teams but we are confident in our own ability and there is no fear whatsoever.

I can’t feel sorry for either Totton or Bridgwater just because they finished higher than us in the league and missed out. This was an opportunity for us and we were not about to let it pass us by.

I know I left to go back to Gloucester City in mid-season but that was because people were telling me I should have been playing at a higher level.

However, I realised that I missed what was going on at Cirencester and I wanted to be part of it.

I wanted to be involved at Ciren because I knew great things were happening there. I knew in this changing room we had the ability and the togetherness as a team to get promoted.

It is a great club with great fans and there is an unbelievable set-up.

Obviously, we need a couple of additions to the squad but whichever team turns up to Cirencester Town next year they are going to be in for a game. We are not going to roll over and die for anyone.

Our record against the top five clubs this year speaks for itself and bodes well when we go up a division.

We have no problems playing top quality sides because we go out and we dig deep for each other and get the points on the board.

Now it is another two-year project. Next year we want to be finishing mid-table and the following year I want to be playing the likes of Gloucester City and Forest Green Rovers in the Conference.