Date: 3rd May 2016 at 6:48pm
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Queens Park Rangers goalscorer Sam Vokes and Supporters’ Award winner Ben Mee have both given their reactions to Monday’s game and promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Taking the game one nil on the day with it known a victory would clinch that automatic spot, Vokes told the Official Site that it had simply been a ‘magic day’ for the side.

For him it was even more special as he missed the 2014 celebrations through injury.

‘It’s a magic day and it’s great to be a part of it. It was a tense game after what happened elsewhere but we parked it and did the job. It was a great ball from Jonesy, I made the run across the front post and managed to get on the end of it and I’m looking forward to seeing Comms Cam. It was a fantasic feeling and we needed that goal to unlock them as they came to frustrate us. It was tough for me to watch against Wigan back in 2014 and not being on the pitch was gutting but it makes it extra special for me today.’

Of course he now had an eye on the Championship title itself having missed out on that in our last promotion.

‘We came second last time so we want the title this time around. It was important we did the job today because we don`t know what is going to happen next week at Charlton with the planned protests.’

As for Mee, in his own post game press interviews, he admitted promotion this time round felt different to two years ago.

‘It`s different because we`ve played teams at their best every time as we`re a big fish in this league now. Last time we were maybe a bit more of an underdog so it was definitely a different challenge for us. To do what we`ve done and how consistent we`ve been it is really satisfying to get it done.’

With automatic promotion being clinched in front of the home fans, that made it all the more special for him as well.

‘It`s fantastic and we`ve worked really hard to get to this point. To finally seal it and get promotion was a great day. The atmosphere was brilliant and we got mobbed at the end. I think I got punched about 20 times in the head with people trying to grab us but the scenes were brilliant. We could tell with the cheers around the ground what was going on before the game and in the first 20 minutes I think we were wanting to do it too much and get the goal straight away. Vokesy has come up with a great header and I`m really pleased for him because of what he has been through with his injuries to get that goal.’

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