LEE TOGWELL has admitted that all the success Slough Town have enjoyed this season is unbelievable and hard to take in.

Togwell, 29, has relished the role as player-coach at Arbour Park, helping The Rebels to reach the FA Cup second round proper and then promotion through the Southern Premier Division play-offs.

The midfielder told the Observer: “I did a little bit the season before, with the warm-up and ideas for sessions, so the club offered me the role of player-coach.

“I’m a football coach and thoroughly enjoy the responsibility, plus the relationship I have with the management at Slough is obviously working.

“I just bounce ideas of the management team and give another view from the pitch on how things are going as well as the captain.

“It was all a bit surreal at the final whistle on Monday. I went over to my parents at and gave them a massive hug of thanks and appreciation for all their support.

“All the lads were buzzing and you just hugged anyone that walked past you, no matter who they were.

“It was just an unbelievable feeling and an experience that I will never get.

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PHOTO: Lee Togwell shows off the play-off trophy after the 2-1 win against Kings Lynn Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

“All the success we’ve had in the same season is quite hard to take in. For it all to happen in the same year is unbelievable.

“Everyone’s boyhood dream is to play in the FA Cup proper rounds but, to beat a higher-league team 6-0 away from home, then to play a club from the Football League at home and on the box is just unbelievable.”

Looking back on the win against Kings Lynn, he siad: “It was a very nervy game for both sides. There wasn’t a lot of composure early on and it was scrappy at times.

“Kings Lynn started the better in the first 20 minutes. They hit the bar and we were under the cosh a little bit, but we rode the wave and began to put our stamp on the game.

“Perry Coles got in behind them a few times, which caused them problems, and we scored just before the break, which was a great time to do so.

“We felt that we had more to offer at half-time and that paid dividends in the end.

“We have fallen behind on many occasions throughout the season but, with the quality and mentality we’ve got in the group, we have never let it get to us.

“We were able to step up another gear and took it to them, and we did feel quite comfortable in the second half.

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PHOTO: Rebels stars including Lee Togwell (third from the right) with the Southern Premier Division play-off trophy.

“The winning goal came in the 89th minute and the last few minutes were nervy, but we stuck together to grind it out.

"Kings Lynn did carry an aerial threat up front but Guy Hollis and Mark Nisbet dealt with that well."

Looking ahead to the challenge of the National League next season, Togwell said: "It's going to be a challenge when you look at the teams that are already in that division, plus the ones that will be moving down or up - there will be a lot of quality.

"It's time to strengthen up and get more fit because we know the challenge will be more difficult."

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