Callum Johnson admits it would be an amazing achievement to create history with Accrington Stanley this season.

The 21-year-old originally came to the Reds on loan from Middlesbrough before he signed a two-and-a-half year permanent deal in January.

The defender has made himself a permanent fixture in the Accrington side which has won 15 out of the last 17 league games to set the pace at the top of the table.

And Johnson can’t quite believe he could be part of the team which leads Stanley to promotion to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history, if they beat Exeter tomorrow.

“It something no one can ever take away from you,” said Johnson, who has helped Stanley keep 14 of the 17 clean sheets they have chalked up this season.

“If we get over the line, this team will go down in Accrington Stanley’s history which is a huge achievement.

“I can’t quite believe what has happened since I have been here. The aim has always been promotion but we are so close now.

“I have loved my time here. The moment I walked in, I settled in. It took me a while to get in to the team but I am now playing first team football regularly, which is much different to playing Under 23 football.

“We have a lot of quality and ability in our side and the experienced lads have helped the younger lads like me. They keep our feet on the ground and it has been an unbelievable experience.

“I don’t think it has sunk in yet what we could achieve – it might seem more real tomorrow. It is a big occasion. I always get nerves before I play anyway but we have to try and treat it as a normal game.

“For this to be my first full year in football and I could achieve so much, it couldn’t get much better really.”