Kenny McLean: Promotion is highlight of my career

Kenny McLean described winning promotion and the Sky Bet Championship title with Norwich City as the highlight of his career.

The Scottish international midfielder was a mainstay in the team for the final quarter of the season as they clinched a top two spot against Blackburn and went one better in sealing the title against Aston Villa on the final day.

Speaking prior to the Villa victory, McLean said: “It [promotion v Blackburn] was the highlight of my career and I’m sure that’s the case for a lot of the boys. It’s one we’ll remember for a long, long time.

“It was fitting to do it at home in front of the fans. The way they’ve been this season, behind us every game, selling out away grounds all over the country. It’s not easy, we know it’s tough for them. They spend a lot of money.

“Everybody in the dressing room appreciates it. We couldn’t have done it without them. It’s just been so memorable.

“We went out and played with a bit of freedom. We just enjoyed our football and enjoyed the game. We were cruising but conceded a sloppy goal.

“It was just pretty comfortable though and that’s been us all season. We have a young squad but we have the temperament to see games out.

“The pictures speak for themselves. I can hardly put that feeling into words. It was special.”

Having never played in English football’s top-flight, McLean is looking forward to fulfilling a dream of his next season.

“It’s someone we need to go and enjoy it. It’s going to be special and it’s always something you dream of as a kid.

“You want to test yourselves against the best in the world and that’s what we’ll be doing next season. We cannot wait.”

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