The key quotes from Derek Adams' post-Newport press conference
Adams led his Morecambe side to League Two promotion on Monday | Photo by Joe Prior - Visionhaus via Getty Images

Morecambe were promoted to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history on Monday after defeating Newport County in extra time.

A Carlos Mendes Gomes spot kick was enough on the day for the Shrimps at Wembley in a match that required an extra 30 minutes following a tight first 90.

After the match, promotion winning manager Derek Adams spoke to the press. Here are his key quotes.

On ambitions

Adams told BBC Sport: “We've shown this season you can do whatever you want to do.

"The club can go to the Championship if it wants to because if you believe then you'll get somewhere.

"As a seven-year-old, I watched Aberdeen beat Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, so tell me what you can't do in this world."

Adams' words on Morecambe’s achievements come across as pretty motivational. Morecambe finished 22nd in League Two last season, narrowly avoiding relegation, but Adams has transformed things this term and earned them what their fans could not have dreamed of 12 months ago.

It’s clear the former Plymouth Argyle man doesn’t want to stop at League One, too. Reaching the Championship would be a huge accomplishment for Morecambe and that is where Adams is setting his sights.

On his future

Adams told The Independent: "There's no deals done with any clubs. There's a lot of speculation on players and managers' futures. All I can say is that there's no deal done.

"Today is all about making history and we've done that exceptionally well throughout the season.

"I've got a contract with Morecambe and that's what I'm playing to."

If Morecambe are to have a stab at reaching the Championship, they will want Derek Adams to captain that ship.

Heavy rumours linking him with the vacant Bradford City job have been circulating recently and Adams refused to rule out a move after the Wembley win.

He is indeed contracted to Morecambe, but that could change very quickly. Watch this space.

On the penalty decision

Adams told Quest: “I’ve got no sympathy for them. Three times this season they have had our players sent off and I think sometimes in life you get justice. That was justice. Sometimes in life you get your comeuppance and today was that I’m afraid.”

The match ended in controversial fashion on Monday with referee Bobby Madley adjudging Newport defender Ryan Haynes to have tripped John O’Sullivan in the penalty area. Replays, however, showed that the foul was not just contentious in itself but outside the area.

It makes the loss even harder to take for Newport but Adams didn’t care. He has taken history into consideration and thinks Newport got what they deserved.