Date: 5th May 2015 at 7:32pm
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A nine-match winless run was ended in the best possible way, with the season ending on a high, on Sunday following our five-nil win at Oakwell against Rochdale who had themselves enjoyed a fine season to finish, I believe, in their highest ever position in the Football League?

It goes without saying that Head Coach Lee Johnson was pretty pleased with the afternoon’s efforts.

‘I was pleased because it was the sort of pattern we are trying to play.

‘We tried to give George Maris a free role on his full debut and there’s no better debut to have than being given a free role! I was delighted for him.

‘We looked reasonably solid. They’ve got some good players and the sending off was a bit harsh, but we’ll take it because we’ve had a few bad decisions ourselves this year.

‘The result sends everybody home happy. We’ve just got to be careful that we don’t think we’re better than we are, just because we’ve had a good 25 minutes at the back end of a game.’

The sending off of Joe Rafferty clearly helped us but we still had to beat what was in front of us and we did just that!

Looking further ahead to next season Johnson feels that this result allows us to go into the summer in a positive frame of mind and we can start thinking about ‘what might be’ next season with him quietly optimistic about what we can achieve.

In order to do this, adding to the nucleus of a squad we have in place, six or seven ‘really good additions’ will be needed and if they come it leaves him thinking that we’ll have the ability to sustain a promotion challenge.

‘Everybody wants to go home and think about what could be next year. We can believe that we’ve got a chance.

‘We know there will be some changes and additions to the squad. It just goes to show that we’ve got a strong group if we can make six or seven really good additions.’

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