WREXHAM boss Denis Smith said he and his players would be glad to see the back of the season after a disappointing finale saw them lose the Premier Cup final.
The Dragons boss, whose side were relegated just over a week ago and are facing an uncertain future, said: "The better team tonight did not win the game, but that's been the story for us of late.
"We've been playing well without getting the results and we need to finish teams off when we are on top."
Smith conceded that his players have probably suffered mentally in the past few weeks, pointing out they had dominated matches against League One high fliers Luton Town and Brentford without winning.
"We had more control in both those games than we did this evening but we lost them both," he added.
"Perhaps it's a mental thing and the players need to get this season out of their system."
Smith must now turn his attention to persuading out-of-contract players to stay with the club next season.
It emerged yesterday that Steve Roberts looks set to leave the Racecourse this summer and many fans will fear the central defender could be the first of many players to depart.
But the Dragons boss claims to be optimistic of his chances of retaining many of his squad. "I'm seeing all the lads who are out of contract on Friday and hopefully I'll be able to keep the majority of them," he added.
"They say they want to stay but it depends on what offers come in."
Smith said money, while important, was not everything, and added: "We live in a beautiful area, we've got great training facilities, we play football in the right manner and I believe this club has a future.
"So people have to decide between lifestyle and a few extra pounds in their pocket."
But Smith warned: "It's the time of year when players' agents have to earn their keep. We haven't got any money to give them, so they'll be trying to sell the players elsewhere."
The news of Roberts' probable departure surfaced after League One side Doncaster jumped the gun and announced they had re-united him with his older brother Neil at Belle Vue from July 1.
The 25-year-old was clearly embarrassed by the leak, yesterday insisting he had yet to make a decision about his future, and demanding a retraction from the Yorkshire club.
"My agent has been in contact with Doncaster Rovers to ensure that the notice is withdrawn," he said.
"It's true to say there have been talks between my agent and the club but I've also had an offer from Wrexham.
"I spoke to Denis Smith yesterday and he's told me he'd like to know my decision one way or another as soon as possible.
"I've promised to do that and he is the first person I'll be in contact with when I have come to a decision.
"It's embarrassing for me personally the way this has been handled but there's nothing I can do about it."
Roberts, who has been with the Dragons since he left school, is currently recovering from knee surgery and missed the last six matches of the season. But he has notched up more than 150 league appearances for his hometown club since making his debut in 1999.
Earlier this season, the former Wales under-21 international won his first cap at senior level when Wales beat Hungary 2-0.