Fredi Kanoute looked back on the just concluded campaign as described it as a 'positive season'.
We finished up in 9th place in the Barclays Premiership, while remaining in contention for a top six finish until the penultimate game of the season and were finally squeezed out of 7th and 8th on the final day.
However, the striker pointed out that it was the six-game Premiership losing streak in October and November that proved to be a considerable setback.
"I think it was the bad patch," reflected Fredi. "From the middle of the season I think we played very well and we were one of the best teams in the second part.
"Overall I think this was a positive season, but to play a big part in the Premiership you need to start well and not lose a group of games together.
"We can't complain too much about this year, but we woke up a bit late."
Fredi added that the current squad is very much a work in progress, with the young group developing together on what will hopefully be an upward curve.
"You could say we lost at Middlesbrough because of a lack of experience but, on the other hand, sometimes we win because we have young players. We are fit, we create a lot of chances - when we play like that, especially at home, it is fantastic to see."