Danny Batth believes that Wolves' promotion to the Premier League tastes even sweeter given the ups and downs of recent seasons.
Batth made his first team debut when Wolves were a Premier League club, but has since endured two successive relegations, celebrated a League One title win and been part of the squad that missed out on a shot at the Championship play-offs by virtue of goal difference - all in an eventful six-year spell.
Having lifting the Championship trophy alongside Conor Coady after Saturday's final home game of the season against Sheffield Wednesday, Brierley Hill-born Batth paid tribute to the fans who have stuck with the club.
"I wish I could sum up how this feels, but I really can't put it into words," he said afterwards. "What a day, what a season, what a bunch of lads. Everyone - the manager, the staff, the chairman and everyone else - it's all come together this season and the fans are rightly loving every moment.
"These fans have been through thick and thin, and they deserve every moment."
Batth watched on from the substitutes bench the last time Wolves exited the Championship; relegated to League One, on that occasion - a fate that was sealed by a 2-0 defeat at Brighton five years ago to the week.
That low point has been followed by a rebuilding process which has culminated in Nuno Espirito Santo's side winning the Championship in sublime style and re-establishing an excellent relationship with their supporters in the process.
"Everything we've gone through makes it so much more worth it," Batth added. "Sticking through the thick and thin means that you get to enjoy moments like this. The fans have seen us all the way through and they deserve every moment of it.
"Like them, we'll look forward to next season in the Premier League - there's nothing to be scared of. We're going to have a good break this summer and come back and make sure we give it a real go next season."