Deano signed on from Southampton in September and comfortably slotted into our defensive system, producing a number a commanding displays. Unfortunately, due to being cup-tied for our Worthington Cup run, Glenn was forced to chop and change his rearguard options.
Bradford-born Dean feels that his performance levels tailed off towards the end of term and his reflections and the season are tinged with slight disappointment over that.
"When I first came here I was pleased with the way I was playing," he recalled. I think I faded away a bit towards the end, which was disappointing.
"You really want to get to that level and stay there - be consistent really.
"I know there is more to come from me, a lot more."
Dean believes next season, with not being the new boy, it will be easier for him to bark orders and organise the defensive line - a big strength of the former Saints skipper.
"It is just a case of getting know the people around me and feeling more comfortable in pulling people around and pushing them.
"It's always easier once you've settled in to do that. A big part of my game at Southampton was organising, I was the captain.
"Next season I'm very optimistic that I'll get to the top of my form and stay there."
Dean Richards says there is much more to come from him as he looks forward to his first full campaign at Spurs.