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Wembley Rewind: John Welsh: ‘It Was Worth It’

24 May 2016

After the low of missing out on automatic promotion, John Welsh tells PNE Player it was all worth it for what he calls, his best day in football.

Welsh was one of many who played against Colchester on the final day of the regular season – but the memories of that day will vanish after North End finally broke their Play-Off hoodoo at the 10th time of asking in front of more than 20,000 Lilywhite supporters at Wembley.

And after the final whistle – Welsh struggled to sum up a day that sees Preston return back to the Championship after a four year absence. 

“I don’t think it’s possible to put it into words,” told the North End midfielder who put in his usual hard-working shift in midfield.

“When you see the celebrations and the faces on the lads and the fans, it’s hard to sum it all up.

“It’s by far the best moment in my career – we always knew if we played like the way we could and took our chances we’d win.

“I’m trying to work out whether this was worth it getting beat at Colchester. Going to that low to the highest I’ve ever been – it probably is!

“It’s a great day for our fans - they back us every single game. Obviously at Colchester we were disappointed but they stuck by us so to give them what we’ve done today is brilliant.

“They’ll all enjoy it and we’ll enjoy it and have a good summer and we’ll come back again ready for the Championship.”

To hear more from the PNE midfielder on a day that will live long in ever North Enders memory follow the link here.

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