Fullback Baines said: "There's no big money here, no open cheque book. But that makes what we have achieved that bit more special.
"It has created a real bond between everyone because we have got so close to the top four and it is always against the odds.
"There has never been vast amounts to spend here. There are lads like Leon Osman and Tony Hibbert who have been here since they were kids, and it must give them immense pleasure to see how far the club has come on.
"Look back seven years and see what it was like when the manager (David Moyes) arrived. Now look at it. It is a fantastic job."