MYLES Weston feels Southend United’s play-off success remains the most dramatic way any side has ever won promotion.

The Shrimpers saw off Wycombe Wanderers on penalties at Wembley after Joe Pigott scored a last gasp equaliser.

And Weston believes it could not have been any more exciting.

“I can’t think of another team who has ever won promotion like that,” said Weston.

“I won the League when I was with Gillingham and that was great but going up the way we did with Southend was crazy.

“We were literally just 20 seconds away from losing and I’m not sure anyone has ever won promotion in such a dramatic way.

“I can’t certainly think of any.”

Weston also played a huge part in Blues’ memorable success after he came off the bench to help create Pigott’s late leveller.

And Weston – who replaced Will Atkinson in the 80th minute – was determined to sway the match in Southend’s favour.

“When I came on it was a very close game and my mentality was to try and come on and be the difference,” said Weston.

“I wanted to help the team as much as I could so I was pleased to play a part in the goal.”

Weston sprinted down the left flank late on before delivering the cross which Barry Corr headed down for Pigott to score.

But Weston initially thought about playing the ball into the box first time.

“When I got the ball I knew there wasn’t long to go so I looked up into the box,” said Weston.

“But I saw Barry Corr and one other person in the box with four or five Wycombe defenders around them.

“I couldn’t just kick it up there so that’s why I started running.

“I’ve since learnt that one of their players had pulled his hamstring but I didn’t know at the time.

“I just tried to get into a better position to get in a cross and as soon as he scored I knew we were going to win.”

But Weston was also keen to praise the others who played a part in the goal.

“Payney (Jack Payne) tracked back and won the ball to pass to me,” said Weston, who is now with Dagenham & Redbridge.

“If he didn’t do that or if their player had just kicked the ball off the pitch we would have lost.

“I look at everything and everyone played their part.

“I remember Ben Coker making a great challenge when they could have made it 2-0 so it was a real team effort.”

That also led to Blues winning 7-6 on penalties.

And Weston still recalls how he felt before taking his spot-kick.

“I was very nervous,” said Weston.

“With my penalties I usually go one way and when I was stepping up I just thought I’m going that way regardless, I don’t care.

“I wanted to hit it hard and low and I sent the keeper the wrong way so I was buzzing.”

Two fine saves from Daniel Bentley saw the Shrimpers triumph.

But Weston still feels Blues should not have even been at Wembley.

“We shouldn’t really have even been there because we should have got promotion on the final day when it was all in our own hands,” said Weston.

“We lost at Morecambe and for us to still have that fight after losing that day and going until the final few seconds of the game was superb.

“Our equaliser must have been so demoralising for Wycombe because they thought they had won.

“But it just shows you should never give up until the final whistle goes because you never know what can happen.”

And Weston still enjoys looking back at the play-off final.

“It’s on Sky quite a lot,” said Weston.

“People always text me when it’s on and I think it’s on so much because there hasn’t been many play-off finals like that.

“It’s exciting so that’s why Sky show it a lot.

“It’s something I will never ever forget.”