Date: 2nd May 2014 at 2:34pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has called for the team to end this season on a high, but also said he knows how difficult a test Cheltenham will be this season.

Saturday’s match being the curtain closer on 2013-14 also brings to an end Burnett’s first full season in charge and he knows that there have been plenty of positives he can take from the campaign, but equally plenty of negatives and things we can learn from and improve on.

‘Like every game we have played this season it’s going to be competitive and a tough game. There will be one or two chances, but nothing drastic. We only have 17 players available, so not a massive amount to choose from or change. I certainly feel it’s been a long season and a disappointing end for a number of reasons. We will be trying our best to end on a high.’

One of the negatives from the season has obviously been our home form and Burnett acknowledges we simply haven’t been good enough on home soil and it’s something we have to certainly address, so he understands the frustration of the fans because he knows they want to see more wins, better performances and more goals in the home games and it has taken a shine off what has otherwise been a pretty good season overall – especially in comparison to last year.

With his aim really being to avoid relegation, he has more than reached that and a ninth place finish would be fantastic.

‘The remit was to stay in the League and we’ve done that. Initially we surpassed expectations and of late we haven’t done as well as we’d have liked to. I think that what we’ve achieved has been okay, but we haven’t quite met our targets as a group that we set at the start.’

The gaffer knows obviously though that the foundations are now there, so improvement of the summer and a bit of bolstering of the squad and hopefully he’ll be sat there this time next year talking more about ‘surpassing’ the expectations for the campaign.