Hoolahan relishing battle
Wes Hoolahan is relishing the prospect of going head-to-head with the Premier League's big boys.
Last Updated: 03/05/11 4:40pm
Norwich City star Wes Hoolahan is relishing the prospect of going head-to-head with the Premier League big boys following promotion.
The Canaries sealed back-to-back promotions on Monday following a 1-0 win at Portsmouth after nearest rivals Cardiff City suffered a shock 3-0 defeat at home to Middlesbrough.
Norwich have not stopped partying since their Fratton Park success and Hoolahan is now looking forward to doing battle with the club he supports - Manchester United.
"It was unbelievable. The boys were partying all night and fully deserved to," he told Sky Sports News. "It's still going on today. I can't get over it really.
"The emotions are extremely high. The boys are buzzing. It hasn't hit us yet that we'll be in the Premier League next year playing against the big boys. We'll all look forward to it.
"I'm looking forward to playing against the big teams, playing in the big stadiums, like Manchester United and all that, so hopefully we can do ourselves some good.
"It's going to be amazing. Hopefully we'll have a great chance of staying in the league next year. I'm a Manchester United fan so playing against them will be unreal."
Former Gillingham striker Simeon Jackson scored the game-winning goal at Pompey and the Jamaica-born Canada international says it will be a dream fulfilled playing in England's top flight.
"To get promoted with a game to go is unreal," explained Jackson.
"It's a dream for when I first came over to this country. Knowing I'll be part of it next season is emotional.
"We've got great quality in the squad so it's definitely going to be a big test. We're looking forward to it."