Bristol Rovers boss Mark McGhee said he can’t wait for the start of next season as his side ended the home campaign with a thumping 5-1 win against Accrington.
Matt Harrold bagged an early brace, while Matt Lund scored another pair and Andy Dorman completed the rout at the Memorial.
The win lifted Rovers into 12th place in League Two and meant they finished the campaign unbeaten at home since McGhee took over in January.
Speaking to the club website, he said he was frustrated the season was about to finish, but was already working to prepare for next season.
“It is just frustrating that it is the second last game of the season. I enjoyed the result today, but I cannot wait for next season to get started,” he said.
“I think the finishing was terrific, but there were great performances all over the park. Michael Smith stepped in as Danny Woodards was suffering with a sore hamstring and he played really, really well. Downes came in and played really, really well and eventually Matty Lund came on and he contributed with two terrific goals.”
Commenting on the future of Mustapha Carayol, who has been a star for McGhee since he joined, the manager said that the situation was currently under control.
“Muzzy has another year of his contract left and we are talking to him about extending. I am determined to try and keep Muzzy here. There may appear a set of circumstances that makes that impossible, but that hasn’t happened yet.
“I am hopeful that Muzzy will be doing that on a new pitch on the first game of next season, and tearing up defences like he did today. When he plays like he does today he is unplayable, he was superb.”
Rovers will be looking to finish the season on a high next Saturday when they travel to Dagenham and Redbridge.