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Margy and Soule reflect and look ahead

As the dust settles on FC United’s epic sixth season, manager Karl Marginson and his assistant Roy Soule have been reflecting on the last year and what the next 12 months might have in store.

Margy said: “I’m obviously disappointed with the result on Monday but I can’t fault the players. They gave it their all and it’s an absolutely monumental achievement to have got to this stage.

“We should be proud of everything we’ve achieved this season, not just getting to the play-off final but also for the fantastic FA Cup run we’ve put together.”

Soule agrees: “Even though we’ve not won promotion, it has been a successful season. We’ve brought in good new players; we’ve gone on the best FA Cup run in the club’s short history, which included beating Rochdale and holding Brighton, the League One champions, at their place; and we’ve got to the play-off final.”

Looking ahead and remaining up-beat, Margy added: “We can take a lot from this season and we’ll have another go at getting up into the Conference North next year but do it as champions. I can’t wait for next season already.”

A cause for concern every year in non-league is whether clubs can keep their existing squads together over the summer for a new campaign but Soule is confident this won’t be an issue. He said: “If players want to go elsewhere then good luck to them.

“There are thousands of players out there but there’s only one FC United. We may not have the most money but we look after our players, the club has a great set-up, and they get to play in front of thousands of fans - fans who create an incredible atmosphere. Why would you want to go elsewhere?

“There may be a couple of new faces over the summer but as well as adding extra ability and competition for places, we always look to bring in players who understand what this club is about and who want to play for the club.”

FC United are next scheduled to take to the pitch against Chester on Saturday 16th July 2011 to contest the Supporters Direct Cup at the Deva Stadium. In the meantime, as ever, supporters can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments, both on and off the pitch, by visiting the official website.

Hasta la victoria siempre.

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First Posted ~ 14:59 Wed 11 May 2011
News ID ~ 3576
Last Updated ~ 14:59 Wed 11 May 2011