It was after the Town were knocked out of the FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy within four days of each other in January that Alan Sheehan told Hatters fans it was now: “Full duck or no dinner!”
After sealing promotion at Carlisle on Saturday, he could look forward to his full duck dinner…washed down with a few beers on the five-hour journey back to Bedfordshire!
“It was all or nothing,” said the 31-year-old Irishman. “Full duck or no dinner…and we’re going to be having duck tonight, aren’t we?
“And we’ll have to wash that down with something, won’t we. But no, it’s a great achievement. We set out with a goal at the start of the season, and everyone wants to win the league, but this time next year it doesn’t matter, because we’re in League One now.
“Credit to all the fans that travelled, not just today but all the way through the season. They’ve been unbelievable – even from the start of the season to Swindon away, just after Christmas, going away to Wycombe at the start of the season, there are so many memorable games. That’s for them because they deserve it, and next week against Forest Green well try to put on a show for them again.”
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