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The Tigers defender has described promotion to the Premier League as an amazing feeling, while his teammate Stephen Quinn can't find the words to describe it

Hull City defender Paul McShane has described gaining promotion as "an amazing feeling" after the Tigers ensured that they will return to the Premier League next season.

McShane got himself on the scoresheet against Cardiff after meeting a Robbie Brady cross, but a last-minute equaliser from the Championship winners meant that the Tigers had to wait for a result in the Leeds United versus Watford game in order to learn their fate.

Leeds scored a late winner to defeat Watford meaning that Hull City were promoted to the Premier League and McShane believes that it is an achievement that will reverberate around the city.

"To win promotion means a lot to the whole city," McShane told the club's official website. "This is the first club I've been at where I've experienced the Premier League and the Championship.

"It's an amazing feeling to be back up there now. This will give the whole city a boost and it's great for the fans that stuck with us.

"You couldn't really have written this script," added the defender.

Meanwhile, McShane's compatriot Stephen Quinn was at a loss for words after earning promotion to the Premier League.

The 27-year-old midfielder had experienced a number of near-misses in the play-offs with former club Sheffield United and revealed that he is "mightily glad" to have achieved success with Hull.

"No matter what I say, it won't sum up what happened on Saturday afternoon," said Quinn. "You're probably best coming back to me during the summer when I've had a chance to take it all in."

He continued: "For any neutrals watching all around the country, that must have been one unbelievable afternoon, but I have to admit it wasn't all that nice to be a part of it on the pitch!

"For some of the stuff that happened – like us missing a penalty right at the end and then Cardiff scoring one – you just can't write scripts like that. But we got there in the end."

"There's such a fine line between success and failure in this sport and the highs and lows that come with it," added the midfielder.

"I've had a couple of failures in play-off finals in the past, so I'm just mightily glad that this season has been a success."