Jack Price admits it’s what dreams are made of to be getting his hands on a League One medal in his breakthrough season.
But the down-to-earth midfielder is already planning ahead and setting his sights on a similar impact in the Sky Bet Championship next season.
If Price plays a part in Saturday’s final game of the season at home to Carlisle (3pm), it will be his 30th appearance of a memorable campaign, an impressive return made even more so by the fact it wasn’t until his 19th outing for Wolves – the trip to Crawley – that he finished on the losing side.
“It’s been a great first season for me in the first team,” says the Shrewsbury-born midfielder.
“I remember speaking to Steve Weaver at the start of the season and I was happy to be aiming to try and play 15 to 20 games and to get past that and get to being one off 30 is a good achievement for myself.
“It’s been nice that when I had my main run in the team maybe playing eight or nine games in a row we managed to pick up good results.
“And to be involved in a team winning the title in what is my first season, still as a young player, is great.
“I’ve had to be patient to wait for my chance but I think when it came I was ready for it and I’ve ended up with a League One medal.
“That’s going to be great day on Saturday for us to lift the trophy in front of a packed crowd.
“I’d love to be involved if I can and it’s going to be the sort of occasion you dream about when you start off playing football.
“Winning a title at any level is a very good achievement.”
Price believes it has been an all round squad achievement to have netted the title.
Wolves haven’t used a massive amount of players, particularly in the New Year, but all have made a positive contribution to the overall success.
“I think everyone has played a part at some stage this season,” says Price.
“Take Liam McAlinden who has made a contribution particularly with his goal at MK Dons and then Ethan Ebanks-Landell, who got two important goals.
“They have been pushing to try and play more but have still made a vital impact.
“They are key moments in a season and I think everyone has played a massive part in this title.
“And now we are all focused on trying to give the fans a good performance on Saturday and a good result as well.
“I think it’s important not only for the day itself but also to send people away on a good note as they start to think about next season.”
And as thoughts go to next season after Saturday’s game, Price believes there is much to be excited about.
Head Coach Kenny Jackett has already stated he wants to build on this season’s successes with a few additional signings but not major surgery.
That will give the current crop the chance not only to continue to improve together but also try and take an attractive and exciting style of play into the undoubted tests which the Championship has to offer.
“For those of us who have made our breakthroughs the challenge now is to keep that going next year and play well enough to keep a place in the team,” Price added.
“It’s going to be a big season in the Championship and I’m looking forward to it.
“Most of my time at Wolves has been in the Championship and the Premier League and I have looked on from the outside.
“The team we had when we were promoted from the Championship was a great side.
“We want to try and emulate them, play some good stuff again next season and see where it takes us.
“I think it is a tough league but it is also still important to try and be good on the ball and retain possession like we have done this season.
“That is what the gaffer will be looking for us to do, while we also know there will be games where you will really have to grind it out if you are to get anything.
“We will try and get the ball down and play which will hopefully be good for the fans as well as getting us results.
“I think that suits my game but I know I will have to go out there and do well if I am to get a run in the side.”