Sky Blues defender Dom Hyam was left feeling disappointed that the Sky Blues left the Keepmoat Stadium empty handed after a 2-0 defeat at the expense of Doncaster.
Goals either side of half time from Kieran Sadlier and John Marquis secured the win for the home side as Grant McCann’s men booked their place in the Play-offs.
Despite missing out on a top six finish, Hyam believes that it has been a good season back in the third tier following promotion from League Two last campaign.
“I think on the whole it has been a good season.” He said.
“The average age of the team has been one of the lowest in the Football League, let alone the division, and it has given us positivity going ahead to next season.
“We are an ambitious group and we want to be pushing for promotion, we have fallen a little bit short on this occasion, but nonetheless I think it is a good first season back in League One.
“We are professionals and we want to win every game that we possibly can. It doesn’t matter if they needed a result, we want to every game we can because we want to make our fans happy and I’d like to think we have done that over the course over the season and I really thank them for their support.
“It was a bit cagey in the first half. I think that they didn’t want to go to gung-ho in case they get beat. I thought we looked ok, just lacked that cutting edge which is something we are looking to improve next season.”
Doncaster will now play Charlton in the Play-off Semi-finals and Dom thinks that has to be the aim for City next year.
He said: “Hopefully we can be in that position next season or get promotion automatically, but we have to put in the graft on the training pitch and in pre-season and hopefully put on a good season next year.”
“We try and win as many games as we can, they had to get the win and we wanted to try and spoil the party.
“Any goal you concede is disappointing. You can try and pick the bones of them out of any of them, they are not exactly 25-yard strikes.
“I think we could have done better on both, but we have to take our medicine and try and go again better next season.
“We were just a little bit short this season and it showed today, but we can take a lot of positives out of this season and come back stronger.
“Its twice as many games as I’ve ever played in a season. I have had a couple of good runs of 15 games at a time.
“Hopefully I can play a few more next season and solidify my place.”