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Pilley: Promotion like a dream

Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley said his side's sixth promotion in 10 seasons was like a 'dream' after they defeated Burton 1-0 in the League Two play-off final.

Antoni Sarcevic's 15th goal of the season settled the affair at Wembley after his deep free-kick was mis-judged by Burton keeper Dean Lyness with just 15 minutes to go.

Pilley told Sky Sports: "It feels absolutely amazing, we're elated, from the players to the staff to the supporters.

"I feel like I am going to wake up and pinch myself and see that this has been a good dream, because six promotions has been amazing and I'm not sure anybody else has done that in the history of English football.

"We've got to savour the moment and then we'll take stock and see where we are and what we need, because we're in with some monsters of football clubs, but we'll give it a right good go."

Boss Graham Alexander echoed Pilley's thoughts on savouring the moment: "It's not yet sunk in and I think it will only sink in when we get the fixture list for League One. But we're going up to improve and compete and take the next step.

"But we must not get too far ahead and we have to enjoy this moment because they don't come around too often."

Skipper Mark Roberts added: "It was an incredible moment, I've done it before at Old Trafford, but the last time I walked up those (Wembley) steps was as a losing captain, so it was an absolute pleasure.

"We expected a tight game, Burton dig in and never give you anything and testament to them because I'm sure they will come back stronger next year.

"When I signed for this club I said to the chairman I would get them promoted. The chairman had a dream, he keeps breaking down barriers and will not take no for an answer. This is a great club to be playing for."