Scott Brown has won promotion at Wembley – and he has his sights firmly set on a return with Accrington Stanley.
Midfielder Brown, along with Anthony Barry, are the only Stanley players to have graced the hallowed turf. Brown turned out in victorious sides for York and Bristol City in the play-off finals but lost out on penalties with Grimsby last year while Barry appeared for Yeovil.
Now Brown and his Stanley team-mates aim to secure a place there again but first they have to overcome a 1-0 deficit against AFC Wimbledon tomorrow night at the Wham Stadium in the semi-final second leg.
“There’s no better way to go up than win at Wembley,” said the 30-year-old. “I’ve been there and done it myself before. It’s the best feeling you can get.
“But first it’s Wimbledon and we just need a win. I think we’ve got enough quality in the squad to win the second leg and it’s just another 90 minutes of football. You do that week in and week out throughout the season. I only came in January but I’ve been able to see that when we’re on it there are very few teams better than us in the league. If it clicks for us tomorrow night I think we’ll get the job done.
“We have players who are good enough to win games on their own and hopefully everything can click into place and we can see ourselves to Wembley.
“Wimbledon might be thinking that they’re more or less already there and that they can come here, compete and stop us from scoring. It’s just a game of football at the end of the day and if we do what we’re capable of, work as a team and put what the gaffer puts into the lads out onto the pitch, then we can show everyone how good we are.”