West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mow-bray has promised to give each of his promotion heroes the chance to prove themselves in the Barclays Premier League next season.
Mowbray, whose side's 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday not only secured promotion to the top flight but the Coca-Cola Championship title as well, insists he will not initiate the sort of wholesale changes forced on him at the end of last term when ten players left The Hawthorns.
Instead, he will look to bring quality to a squad he believes will be able to cause some upsets next term whilst retaining the core who have served him so well this year. Albion surged to their first league crown in 88 years and have scored more goals than anyone else in the Football League along the way.
Although he did not reject the notion of bringing in new players, Mowbray made his first task trying to persuade his three out-of-contract talents to remain at The Hawthorns with Zoltan Gera, Kevin Phillips and Martin Albrechtsen all available on Bosman free transfers.
Indeed, he has already started both processes. "There is a balance to be had. I have already sat down with the chairman and, if the right players at the right price come along, we will try to help this squad," he said.
"A certain gentleman texted me this week and told me not to be too loyal because he has fallen into that trap in the past. It is probably good advice but, at the same time, every player will get their opportunity.
"You add quality to your squad and if the existing players can't react to the quality that comes in and force their way into the team, they find themselves sliding out of the picture and ultimately they end up leaving the club.
"I am not sitting here today thinking I have got to get rid of him or him or him. It does not happen like that in my mind, what I am trying to do is bring in quality to help the existing players.
"As in any football team, people fall by the wayside because they can't get in the team because this or that player has come in and they are doing the job better. But everybody will have an opportunity to compete with the new signings."
It is a different approach to the end of last season, when a star-studded line-up narrowly missed out on promotion when they were defeated by Derby County in the play-off final.
As a result, Mowbray lost the services of Diomansy Kamara, Jason Koumas, Curtis Davies and Paul McShane, who all moved to Premier League clubs, while Nathan Ellington and Darren Carter went to Championship rivals. The departures of Ronnie Wallwork, Tomasz Kuszczak, Rob Elvins and Chris Perry were also confirmed.
Whilst that brought more than £17 million into the club, Mowbray was forced to rebuild not just his first team, but most of his squad too. He did that by bringing in 14 players and still having a net profit of £6m.
Chris Brunt was his biggest acquisition when he arrived for £3m from Sheffield Wednesday. Although the Northern Ireland international has had an inconsistent campaign, his equal-iser against Southampton seven days ago and the sumptuous free-kick last weekend more than repaid his fee.
Leon Barnett and Ishmael Miller have also worked out well while Roman Bednar's 17 goals in his first season in England have more than proved the value of his loan agreement. Indeed, Craig Beattie can be the only import said not to have flourished under Mowbray.
As a result, each of his current squad will get the opportunity to take on Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal  a fact which, Mowbray concedes, is all the sweeter for last summer's Wembley heartbreak.
"We were disappointed last year, there was a huge turnaround of play-ers, a lot of quality footballers left and the fact that we managed to rebuild that team and find ourselves here is a great satisfaction and pleasure," he said.
"I have only been a manager four years and have had some wonderful days in that time. Ultimately, the reason I left the wonderful football club that is Hibernian is to take West Bromwich Albion into the Premier League.
"Here we are, we have achieved that goal and it's a very, very proud moment and not just for me. [Assistant manager] Mark Venus came with me. In this business, you uproot your family and you could be out of work if you lose five games on the bounce. It is a huge commitment for people. To have gained this achievement, I am very pleased and proud."
And if he can unearth more bargains like Bednar, Filipe Teixeira and Carl Hoefkens in the coming weeks, he could have a reason to be even more proud in 12 months time.