A delighted Declan stated: “It’s too laborious to sum up the season in a single phrase, however one phrase might be ‘proud’ as a result of we’ve completed so properly as a staff this 12 months and that’s the usual and the bar that we’ve set and it needs to be that each season.

“We’ve proved that we will play in massive European video games and our followers and our stadium have proven we will deal with these massive European nights, and that’s what we would like extra of.

“I’m pleased with the lads as a result of we’re not the most important of squads, so to go week in week out time and again and once more, coaching and taking part in Thursdays and Sundays, away from house and away from households has been powerful, however in the long run we’ve had a terrific 12 months and we’re able to go once more.”

The No41 paid tribute to the assist he has obtained from his teammates, most notably retiring Membership captain and his mentor Mark Noble.

“To be trustworthy, when Nobes was up on stage earlier, I used to be getting emotional myself and I needed to put my head away from the lads as a result of I used to be beginning to cry and getting upset myself,” he revealed.

“I can’t describe what he has completed for me, from once I walked in at 16 to once I was within the first staff, coaching and video games, I can truthfully if he wasn’t right here I wouldn’t have completed in addition to I’ve completed, on an off the pitch.

“It’s going to be powerful subsequent 12 months with out him, however I do know he’s only one name away and he’s not massive time! It’s been an absolute honour to play with him.”

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