"It's a massive feeling knowing that it's more or less there," he told the Daily Echo. "For the season we've had and the way we've gone about it it's even better, because we deserve it, as a group of players and as a football club.
"It was a tough start for us [this season]. We've learnt our lessons and we've grown as a football team and a football club, and that's shown.
"That's why this was important for us to obviously get the points on the board."