Few will argue that our defensive rock did just that in the first half of last season before injuries caught up with him after Christmas.
"I don't set personal targets," he declared. "I just want to improve every season.
"Last season I felt I did that and I'll hopefully take that on next season and try to improve again. That's from a personal point of view.
"From the team's point of view last season was disappointing and we know we are better than what the table shows.
"Look at the teams above us, Blackburn, Everton and on paper, their squads aren't necessarily stronger than ours and I'm happy to say that, I believe that and I'm sure a lot of people will agree.
"There is no reason why we can't push on next season."
Dean Richards says he doesn't set targets - he just wants to improve next season.