Doncaster manager Brian Flynn praised the positive attitude of his players after they secured promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt.
Rovers scored a stoppage-time winner away to promotion rivals Brentford to claim the League One title with a 1-0 victory on Saturday, James Coppinger scoring on the break after the Bees had missed a penalty.
Flynn only took over at the club in January after Dean Saunders left to take up the Wolves job and the former Wrexham boss has been delighted with how his group of players have reacted to relegation.
"The lads have earned it and deserved it for the season they've had and what they've put in," said Flynn.
"Last year was a disaster, any relegation is a disaster but in many ways it was a difficult period for the club but to bounce back so quickly and do so well, it was even more enjoyable.
"It was a difficult season for them last year. They tried a few things and it didn't come off.
"The fans were superb in terms of the support they have given the club when things aren't going well and things weren't going well last year and to give them something back like this, it means so much.
"The squad are so proud to play for the club which means a lot to them and a lot to the fans."
Flynn was back at work on Sunday morning to begin his preparations for next season but he was happy for his players to enjoy their celebrations.
"I enjoyed my night last night, obviously, but back to work this morning that's for certain," he added.