First team coach Alex Morris says that the club’s younger element have to push on even more next season to become real mainstays of David Artell’s team.
Morris, who has helped develop a selection of the Academy players through the youth set-up and into the Under-23s structure, says that the younger ones will only benefit from the past 10 months of last season.
Morris told the club’s official website: “It was a season of two halves really. We didn’t start particularly well away from home and lost games by the odd goal but when the younger ones adjusted more to League Two football and hit the straps and because they are good players, we became more consistent.
“The away form became more reliable and the home form was always reliable and combining those two meant we picked up a lot of points in the last 15/16 games. It was a disappointment on the final day but there is still plenty of room for optimism.
“The younger ones in the team and in the squad have more experience under their belts now and now at 21, 22, 23 they have that league experience. They are not being in and then left out or getting injured. They are showing that they can play 40 plus games a season and have an important impact.
“They are finding the level and now the ones coming through behind them need to show that too. There is a cluster of them. They have to show that they too can be mainstays in the team and have a positive effect on things.”