Motherwell striker Michael Higdon savoured the prospect of Champions League football after netting the goal that took them to the brink of involvement in Europe's premier club competition.
Well’s 1-0 win over Hearts that put third placed Motherwell eight points above Dundee United in the SPL, with passage to the qualifiers secured due to Rangers’ ineligibility.
Stuart McCall's team have only been out of the top three for ten days this season, following three successive defeats in December and January.
But they bounced back with successive wins, just as they have done following a run of one point from four games in March and April.
Higdon told MFCTV: "It would be Motherwell fans' wildest dreams getting to the Champions League.
"Over the course of the year we have thoroughly deserved it. We have been third all year. If you ask every manager in the SPL, they would say we deserved it.
"I'm just delighted for the fans and the lads. We have worked so hard all year. I'm just made up.
"I've seen Motherwell play in Europe a few times and that's what I want to experience so hopefully I get the chance if the manager picks me."
Target man Higdon said that hard work had been the key to the Lanarkshire side’s success this year, while all his team-mates know their roles under boss McCall.
He added: "We have not had to make too many changes over the course of the season, and I think that has played a key part."