Last Updated: Sat, 04 May 2013 16:15
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is already planning for next season after watching his side slip to a 2-0 defeat at Burnley.
Junior Stanislas put the Clarets in front with a fine 25-yard strike on the hour mark before Martin Paterson headed in with three minutes to go to seal the win.
Town went into the game on the back of one loss in nine games - a run that had seen them pull clear of the drop zone.
And while the season ended on a low note with defeat at Turf Moor, McCarthy, whose former club Wolves were relegated on the final day, is already looking ahead.
"I'm not really bothered about the game," he said. "I think our fans will understand the team I played.
"It gave me the opportunity to have a look at one or two and I'm glad nothing was resting on it - we were worthy of a draw but it didn't happen.
"I feel for all the good people I know that work at Wolves, from the cleaners to the cooks, ground and coaching staff.
"I had a wonderful time there and those are the ones who are really going to be affected.
"But I'm the manager of Ipswich. I'm loving my job. I love what I do. My players have been fabulous. To get 53 points from the games we've had, I can't knock them - it's a fair achievement to end up where we have.
"What we do next year depends on what we do in the summer. Recruitment will be key. We've had fabulous support. It's a great club with great support and they accepted that we'd done our job."
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