Brentford skipper Kevin O’Connor says the prestige of winning the League Two title outweighs the cash bonus the squad will receive for equalling the club’s record points total.

Saturday’s 2-0 win over relegated Luton Town - thanks to goals from Karleigh Osborne and Adam Newton - saw the Bees finish the season six points clear of Exeter City as they lifted the trophy in front of 10,223 fans at Griffin Park.

It added another win bonus to the players’ pay packets - they’ve had 23 this season - but O’Connor insists having a winners medal on the mantlepiece means much more.

“We were all on bonuses to finish in the top seven this season. We’d already achieved so actually winning the league only added a few bob extra. The last game was only worth a little bit financially,” he said.

“For me - and I think all the players - the prestige of having that achievement on your CV is worth much more. It is something no-one can take away from you and you will always look back on it as a great achievement.

“It was brilliant to lift the trophy. You can’t describe what it feels like. To have worked so hard all season for it and finally win the league, you feel like a million dollars.”

O’Connor is expected to extend his ten year stint at Griffin Park by signing a new deal next week, and he has warned the squad’s younger members days like Saturday don’t come around often.

“Winning the league is something you can show you kids to prove you did something in the game,” he added.

“We’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my time here, but you have to experience the lows to appreciate the highs.

“Some of the young lads here will think it will always be like this and it happens every year, I can assure them it doesn’t.”