Danny Cowley has described himself as “proud and privileged” after watching his Lincoln City side clinch promotion back to the Football League after a six year absence.
Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Macclesfield Town secured the Vanarama National League title in front of a crowd of over 10,000 at Sincil Bank.
The title win sealed a remarkable season that has seen the Imps reach the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup and the Semi-Finals of the Buildbase FA Trophy.
Promotion was always the main aim and Cowley believes that it has been a group effort by everyone at the club.
Speaking to Thomas Feaheny he said “I am just really proud and priviliged to manage this football club. I am proud of what we have achieved this season.
“We have all played a part, from the tea lady to the chairman and certainly our wonderful supporters, we wouldn’t have achieved what we have without everybody contributing.
“It’s been an amazing season and I am very proud”
Cowley went on to pay tribute to their Imps faithful, who helped his side over the line after they went behind on Saturday to a Mitch Hancox goal midway through the first half.
A Terry Hawkridge double was enough to send the Imps up, sparking joyous scenes inside Sincil Bank.
“They have been incredible all season, showing unconditional support and giving us that backing that we have needed at times.
“It shows what can happen when a city is united” said the Imps boss.
Now attention turns to the summer as Cowley prepares to take his side into SkyBet League Two.
With a number of Imps stars attracting interest from higher up the league pyramid, Cowley insists that the focus will be on keeping what he has before looking to add any new players to his squad.
Cowley said “We want clarity and to keep this group together. We have a good squad and we need to keep them together and build on the foundations in place”.
Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
Quotes: Thomas Feaheny
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