Manager Jon Brady looked back on a pleasing end of the season performance and ahead to the future after the 1-1 draw away at promotion chasing Sunderland.
“The work rate was there and we showed again what we can do when everybody is unified,” he said.
“It’s nice to finish the season with a positive result and to have four academy graduates on the pitch at the end was hugely pleasing. Morgan Roberts has been working extremely hard and it was great for Liam Cross to make his debut.
“We want to create a culture where the youngsters have that chance but at the same time they have to earn that right.
“Danny Rose led the line well and Sam Hoskins did a good job at right-back, he showed his selflessness again to step up for the team.
“We need to move forward now and next year when we are missing stadiums like this that has to be our drive to get back to this level.
“We are going to sit down with all the players on Tuesday and from that we will have the retained list.
“We want to create a team that has power, pace and athleticism, we want to press teams hard and we want to excite the fans.
“I’m excited, we’ve got a lot of hard work to do, I don’t think I will be getting many days off but we want to get this right.
“We’ve got to get the staffing right and we’ve got to get the recruitment right.
“I love this place and I want to connect the team to the community and the fans. I’m really looking forward to the challenge and first and foremost the aim will be to be the best we can be.”