ROB EDWARDS has some pressure of a very different kind after launching Town to their penalty shoot-out success in Cardiff.
The McAlpine club captain is keen to get 16-year-old son Kyle through his GCE examinations before embarking on a well-earned family holiday.
And the 34-year-old - who netted Town's first spot kick in the 4-1 victory at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium - is also planning talks with manager Peter Jackson about his future at the club.
"I've been settled in the area for a long time now and I'm blue and white through and through, but we'll have to wait and see what the manager says," he explained.
"I'll be having a chat with him in the next few days, but the priority is to get Kyle through his exams and think about getting a holiday."
An extra-time substitute for Anthony Lloyd in Monday's final, Edwards was first up in the shoot-out and scored to add to his semi-final clincher against Lincoln.
"I was really gutted when I was left out of the team, just devastated, but the manager picks his side for a reason and you have to go with that," he said.
"I was just glad to be involved as a sub, to get a chance to play and then to score the first penalty, because that always puts pressure on the opposition.
"I knew exactly what I was doing with the kick because it was all planned and practised and we are all just buzzing to realise that we've gone up, even though the play-offs are the most nerve-wracking way.
"It's taken a lot of bottle after missing out on automatic promotion, but we've got some real character in our squad and everyone held their nerve with the penalties."
After Edwards, Danny Schofield, Tony Carss and Lee Fowler netted to ensure joy for Town's 23,000 travelling fans while Wayne Corden and Liam Lawrence missed for the Stags before Neil MacKenzie became the only man to beat keeper Paul Rachubka.