Darren’s Verdict

19/06/15 EDINBURGH CASTLE Albion Rovers player-manager Darren Young shows off the League Two trophy as the Ladbrokes Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two fixtures are 2015/2016 are announced

Following the hard-fought victory at Stenhousmuir, we caught up with manager Darren Young.

“We’re obviously disappointed. I’m happy with the victory but disappointed with the outcome and not making it into the play-offs.”

“To be honest though, if someone said beforehand that we’d win 3-1 I would’ve taken it and hoped results would go for us elsewhere.”

“It’s been the best season in Rovers history, so we’ve got to take credit from that, give ourselves a massive pat on the back.”

“All season the boys have been outstanding, we had a bit of a dip in January but if someone said at the beginning of the season we’d finish sixth and fighting until the last day to get into the play-offs I’d have definitely taken it.”

“If I’m honest though, I don’t think the team have exceeded my own expectations. I always expected we were capable of being in and around the play-off positions, it’s just disappointing that one win we were one win needed to get into the top four.”

“I know a lot of people will be thinking if only we picked up three points in this match or that match we’d have been in the play-offs, but at the end of the day it wasn’t meant to be a fairytale end to a great season.”

“We’ll kick on though, we’re looking to recruit, we know the positions in which we need to strengthen and we should be keeping the majority of the squad together so hopefully we can continue to improve and go one step better next season and get into the top four.”