John Marquis says Doncaster Rovers’ faults are easy to see as they attempt to improve in the coming season.
The striker feels fine margins cost Rovers on numerous occasions and ensured a push for the play-offs was never really on the cards.
And he insists it is clear where improvements are needed if Rovers are to be contenders in the coming campaign.
“Looking in, the problems were quite obvious for everyone to see,” Marquis told The Star.
“We conceded too many late goals and we drew too many games.
“And we’ve probably not scored enough goals.
“They are the three main reasons why we weren’t a top half team knocking on the door of the play-offs.
“There were games when we scored freely and others where we conceded freely.
“It was one of those seasons really but it was our first one back in League One.
“We have to be optimistic that with a couple of additions and a few tweaks in the summer, we can look at next season and know where we can improve and take that into the next season.”
Marquis will report for fitness and conditioning testing next week along with the rest of the Rovers squad, ahead of the return for pre-season training on June 25.