Date: 16th May 2014 at 6:25pm
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Club skipper Paul Robinson has said that he and the team are already looking forward to 2014-15 given how we ended the season and secured our safety.

A good turn around in our performances, form and results saved our Championship status for the coming season and Robinson says that the players now can’t wait to get going and improve further under manager Ian Holloway who will now obviously get to work with the lads over pre season for the first time.

Speaking to the official site having ended 2013-14 with an eight game unbeaten run, obviously the team are hoping to take that into next season and continue it as best as we can so we can challenge at the right end of the table, or at the very least be comfortable in midtable and well out of any battle for the drop so we can show some real improvement.

‘With the season ended I’m sure everyone can’t wait for it all to get going again. To rise from bottom of the league at the end of March and ultimately stay up, particularly in the way we did it, was an enormous achievement. It was a shame the season ended when it did because we were beating some of the league’s best teams.’

Robinson acknowledges that overall it was obviously a difficult and testing season for the players and the fans alike, but again the manner of how we saw that season out really does give rise to some hope for the coming campaign and Robbo feels it’s important that 2013-14 is also acknowledged as a season of transition following the departure of Kenny Jackett, the dalliance with Steve Lomas, before ultimately finding our feet with Ian Holloway, and ultimately under the new manager we found what worked and pushed forward for that, and became one of the form teams of the season at the end, and whilst next season will involve a lot of hard work still, he’s confident we can do that far more consistently to push us up the table.

Of course, as we are always reminded these days, players going off on their jollies and feasting on lager and kebabs are long gone, and Robinson again confirms that all of the players have fitness plans for the summer so they return in a good condition for pre season, and he admits himself he’s already been out doing some long distance running and he doesn’t expect anybody to return overweight or unfit – you’d imagine these days if anybody did and didn’t stick to their fitness plans for the summer there would be a hefty fine involved.

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