We couldn't break down a determined Blackburn unit as the final game of the season finished in stalemate.
The point meant we finished ninth in the Barclays Premiership on 52 points, level with Manchester City in eighth but two goals worse on goal difference and a further three points adrift of Middlesbrough, who took the final European qualifying spot in seventh.
However, we ended the campaign with eight wins in our last 12 league matches at home with three draws and just one defeat against champions Chelsea in January.
"I don't think it's the home form that has been in question," said Simon. "It's the away form we need to sort out for next season. If we do that we'll be right up there.
"It was a pity we couldn't finish the season with a win at home but when you look at it, this time last season everyone was a bit downhearted whereas now, everyone is positive about next season."
Back to the game and Simon suggested an early goal might have made all the difference.
"Blackburn don't concede too many goals anyway and we needed to score early because then they would have to come out if they had any intention of winning the game," he said.
"They kept it tight and it's a difficult system to play against. We still wanted to win the game but we couldn't manage it."
Simon Davies was disappointed not to finish on a high on Sunday but insisted it was form away from the Lane that could make the difference next season.