Bury captain Nicky Adams has reflected on an “unbelievable” season after their promotion to League One was confirmed following a 1-1 draw at Tranmere.
League Two top scorer James Norwood headed home his 30th goal of the season in the 11th minute to put Tranmere ahead, but the equaliser came in the 56th minute from Danny Mayor, with a point enough for Bury to go up.
Adams praised his side’s effort as the Shakers came out all guns blazing in the second half, saying the return to League One was a “special moment”.
Speaking on the pitch after the game, he said in a video posted on Twitter by the EFL: “It’s unbelievable, there’s nothing much more I can say, really. I’m just so happy, for my team-mates, the gaffer, the fans, everyone deserves it.
“It’s special moments like this, you’ll never forget them.
“It’s massive. We said it from day one, I think we’ve played some unbelievable football all season.
“We knew it was going to be tough coming here tonight. I think we dug it out early on, they are a good side, Tranmere, but in the second half we stepped it up, played good football and got over the line.”
He added: “We just said if we go behind, don’t panic, stay in the game because we’ll always get a chance, we’ll always score. On another night, we probably could have won the game.
“All I can say is unbelievable. Speechless.”
In another video shared on the league’s official Twitter page, manager Ryan Lowe ended his interview early after getting carried away with the celebrations.
Before running off to join a knee-slide with his team, he told EFL: “It obviously means the world, it means a lot.
“It’s tough at the moment because I’m an emotional wreck. I think it’ll sink in eventually.
“Fair play to every single one of the players, credit to the staff. Unbelievable.”