Charlie Adam believes he got lucky by quitting Glasgow giants Rangers for Blackpool.
The 24-year-old raised eyebrows last year when he swapped a tilt at the Scottish Premier League title for a side expected to struggle in the Championship.
His decision has now been spectacularly vindicated after Blackpool - with Adam as the stand-out player - overturned huge odds to win a place in the Barclays Premier League via the play-offs.
Adam says Tangerines boss Ian Holloway has got the best out of him and he now feels his career can only benefit from playing in England's top flight.
"You always have to make decisions and sacrifices in life and I have done that," Adam said. "It might not have worked but I'm lucky, it did.
"I have a manager who trusts me and shows great faith in being able to play football and that is important."