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Italian midfielder can't wait to make top-flight comeback after years of lower-league Calcio as he leads the charge in Piedmont

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By Sergio Stanco

Novara midfielder Marco Rigoni has told Goal.com he is relishing the chance to take on Serie A giants AC Milan, Inter and Juventus next season.

The 31-year-old former Juve youth product scored in Sunday's 2-0 play-off win over Padova which sealed promotion to the top-flight for the first time in 55 years for his side.

Speaking to Goal.com, Rigoni still can't believe they have gone from Lega Pro (Italy's third tier) to Serie A in such a short span.

"I woke up this morning thinking we will play Milan, Juve, Inter and all the rest, what more can you ask for?" he told Goal.com.

"I can say it is the most important moment in my life after the birth of my daughter and it is an incredible joy.

"I never expected us to be promoted, we knew we had the quality, but our objective was survival in Serie B.

"After we started strongly we said 'lets go for it, we have nothing to lose', and now we are enjoying promotion."

And after a marathon 40-game season, Rigoni wants a break.

"I will go on holiday a happy man, then we will restart and hope we can dream for a long time," he concluded.

Novara from Piedmont face a regional derby with Juventus of Turin.

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