In the second part of our interview with winger Reggie Lambe he looked back at a first campaign with the club which saw him bag eight goals in 47 appearances.
“I think my first season with the club was a good one but I do think I could have contributed a bit more in terms of goals,” he said. “Overall I feel like I did well and it was actually my best return for goals in a season.
“Next year I just want to bring anything more that I can muster up and enjoy it as much as possible. I’ve just had my end of season meeting with the manager and he’s highlighted a few things I could have done more.
“As I say, personally I feel like I could have scored a few more goals, but everyone always says that. Had I got 15 goals I probably would have still said I could have scored more.”
“I do think I made the right move coming here last season,” he confirmed. “When I spoke to the manager last summer he made my mind up for me. He said we could get play-offs and promotion - we made it to the play-offs without getting the promotion bit - but he’s looking to get that next season. I’m right behind him and I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent here so far.
“Having triggered the clause in my contract it makes the summer easier for me. Knowing you have a contract means you can relax, not physically but mentally. You know you’re coming back and you’re part of a team already. The only thing you have to think about is getting to know the new players we bring in and then getting back into the groove of things.”
And he admitted that waiting to see who the new acquisitions will be is just as exciting for the players as it is for the fans.
“New players coming in will obviously bring more competition for places,” he commented. “It always makes you show up and show your best which is good for everyone. New players coming in lifts everyone and it gives you focus that you’ll be fighting for places.
“Whether it’s new players or the same players, everyone will have to come back and fight for their position. Everyone has a fresh start and none of us will be thinking we should automatically be playing.”
And the first thing for the group to do when they get back together in July will be to set aside any signs of a hangover from United’s play-off semi-final exit.
“I don’t think anything can help you get over that feeling,” he said. “That’s something which will be there and I think we’ll all want to remember it. We don’t want to feel that same hurt, anguish and all of those disappointing emotions again.
“As I’ve said before, we’ve got to keep the feelings in our head at the same time as knowing we never want to feel them again.”
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