His players, showered in gold confetti, guzzled champagne as they bounced on a hastily erected stage still feeling the effects of the mass pile-on at full-time.
Having previously taken Birmingham City (2001/02 & 2006/07) and Hull City (2012/13 & 2015/16) into the Premier League from the Championship, he is a dab hand when it comes to these late season pushes.
Now it could be real delivery time for Aston Villa fans.
Fulham have no injury worries, but boss Slavisa Jokanovic must decide which of his six loanees to omit from the matchday squad.More news: Census: Chicago's population drops 3rd year in a row
Villa are said to be readying a 12-month contract extension for Terry, but the 36-year-old is reportedly reluctant to turn out against his former club.
"Expectation is huge here but that's why I went for experience", Bruce told BBC WM.
Well, we'll not pick him against Chelsea if that's what he wants.
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Grealish fluffed his lines again early in the second half, heading over from a good position.
Fulham has been in the Championship since 2014-15 after being relegated and almost secured an automatic promotion place, only to narrowly miss out to Cardiff City.
It was an unforgettable evening for Fulham, who were making their first appearance at Wembley since losing the 1975 FA Cup final against West Ham. We believe we can dominate the situation.
"We're probably the team with more energy". All of us can make mistakes and I expect some mistakes from his side. "I believe what we're doing here is something special".More news: Pompeo: North Korea wants United States economic help
So you get 55% (of their 2015/16 PL/TV earnings) in the first year, 45% in year two and 20% in the final year.