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KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Posted on 12 July 2006  - 12:00

Ledley King hopes the team can carry the consistency of last season into next term and extend it to the domestic cups and European football.

Ledley King hopes the team can carry the consistency of last season into next term and extend it to the domestic cups and European football.

On no occasion over the course of the campaign did the team suffer back to back Premiership defeats and setbacks were always responded to in a positive fashion. It was not enduring a losing sequence across the season that saw the boys record a fifth place finish and a 13 point improvement on the previous total.

"If we had been offered it at the beginning of the season we would have taken it," reasoned the skipper, who was absent with injury for the final four games. But, with the way it all panned out right at the end, it was obviously a disappointing end to the season.

"We have got to look at the bigger picture though and realise that it was a good season for us. We are in Europe now and we will enjoy that experience and hopefully do better in the cups," he added, before giving his take on the consistency factor.

"It is strange for such a young team to be so consistent throughout a season.

"You would expect dips in form and, although there were games when we didn't play so well, the spirit was always there.

"We never thought we were beaten during games and we didn't lose any back to back fixtures. That showed that whenever we did lose a game we responded straight away."

Ledley concluded by praising the impact made by the younger element of the squad and last season's new arrivals - who took little or no time to settle.

"It was been great with Dawson and Lennon, plus all the new players who came in did well in their first season. Sometimes it can take longer to produce the goods, but the ones here delivered and it is testament to the squad and the players that were here already. They helped the young ones and the new ones to feel at ease and perform to their best.

"It is just a good place to be at the moment."