Ronnie Henry: 'We can all be proud of ourselves but it is disappointing at this moment'
PUBLISHED: 20:33 06 May 2017 | UPDATED: 20:33 06 May 2017
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Stevenage skipper is looking beyond the disappointment of missing out on a play-off place - and believes the club should be looking at an automatic spot next time around.
The 3-0 defeat plus victories for Blackpool and Carlisle United meant a weary Boro side just missed out on extending their season.
But Henry was trying to stay upbeat.
He said: “A lot of people at the start of the season would have expected us to go down or at least be near the bottom.
“But we knew as a group we were better than that.
“We stuck to what we knew best and how we wanted to play and it’s come through.
“We’ve had some fantastic results through the season. We’ve beaten Portsmouth home and away; Luton home and away.
“We can all be proud of ourselves but it is disappointing at this moment because we felt we could have gone that bit further and got into the play-offs.
“We’ll be going to beat what we’ve done this year. The manager knows what he has to do in the summer, whether he’s got to get players in or out and he’s done very well in his first year.
“At the start of the season I’m sure we would have all took going into the last day of the season.
“But next year we’ve got to go that little bit further.
“It was one of those days we knew we had to win but we weren’t really at it today were we? We never looked like scoring but
“We’ve give it our all, that’s all we can ask, and the lads are finished there. There’s nothing left in the legs.
“We’ve had a lot of injuries so a lot of people have been in and out.
“We feel fit but this is one step just too far. We’ve come a long way since last year though and we’ve just missed out.
“We start tomorrow to get ready for next season.”