I DON’T think Worcester Wolves achieved their true potential this season — but it has still been a very good campaign.

If you forget about last year, we would be looking at this year thinking what a great season it was.

We recruited some exceptional players last year in Will Creekmore and Zaire Taylor and it was always going to be very difficult to repeat that without those key players.

We’ve done a great job with what we had, we were pretty close and, at the end, we just fell a little bit short — but we’ve got nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about.

On the whole, I think it was another good season and we’ve taken another step forward.

We’re still quite a young club in the British League but we finished third again in the league and made the play-offs for the fourth time in a row.

We want to prove that we are one of the top teams in the country and I think we’re steadily doing that.

It was a topsy-turvy season and games came and went when we could have blown teams away. We won a lot of matches by five points or less so that tells a story in itself as far as putting teams away when we had the chance is concerned.

But there were also some really great games, beating Leicester Riders twice and Newcastle Eagles three times.

Those victories showed real signs of us being an excellent team but we let ourselves down a little bit against sides we should have beaten.

We also had the best home record of any team in the league, losing only one game in the championship, which is fantastic and that’s nothing to sneeze about.

There were some wonderful games at the University Arena and hopefully next season we’ll be able to do the same thing.

The Worcester fans have been absolutely tremendous and they built on the fantastic support from last year.

They helped us build momentum through the season into the play-offs and played their part as well so I want to thank them for that.

They voted Jamal Williams as the most valuable player and, while I think there are a few players who could justify that award, he would certainly have been my choice.

Not only was he outstanding last year but I think he’s stepped his game up again this time.

He’s been a real leader in the team and kept us together at times when we’ve threatened to fall apart.

I’m really delighted that the fans saw that and voted him MVP because I thought he did a tremendous job.

Now the season has finished, there will be a couple of weeks of reflection and looking at where we need to be and hopefully we’ll put another solid team on the floor next season.