Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback believes the momentum is with the Championship winners, and they will be able to take that into the Premier League next season - as reported by the Shields Gazzette.
The Magpies topped the table on the final day of the season - after beating Barnsley 3-0 - ahead of Brighton, who could only manage a draw against Aston Villa.
That has understandably left an air of positivity surrounding the club at the present moment, and with Rafa Benitez ready to get to work in the transfer window, Colback believes the club are well placed to thrive in England's top flight next season.
He said: "You see teams going up doing better now. You take the positive feeling around the place with you. The momentums with us. It’s a great achievement for us. We'll see what happens in the summer in terms of recruitment, but the fans can hopefully look forward."
Colback is delighted to be back feeling positive with club, after suffering a hugely disappointing relegation in 2016. He added: "It was kind of the minimum we could do to right that wrong. It was hugely disappointing to go down, but I think no one's exempt from relegation in that league.
"Obviously, you've got the top teams, but from ninth or 10th downwards, it's a battle. We came up short. We should never have been relegated with the quality we had in the squad. What we were lacking is the character, which we've got now. We've bounced back first time of asking."
The 27-year-old, under contract at St. James' Park for another two seasons, will take time off now after a long season and report back to training along with his teammates on July 3rd.