Ipswich's Luke Chambers has spoken of his agony at missing out on reaching a play-off final for a sixth time.
The Tractor Boys lost 3-1 in the semi-final second leg to local rivals Norwich City, as the Canaries set up a Wembley final against Middlesbrough with a 4-2 aggregate triumph.
"Six times for me in the play-offs and I am still yet to get to the final," the defender told BBC Radio Suffolk.
"I was very confident this season. It doesn't get any easier."
He added: "I felt we gave a good account of ourselves."
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Although the 29-year-old bemoaned Christophe Berra's red card, which he felt changed the course of the match, Chambers defended his team-mate.
And the former Nottingham Forest player added that pushing for promotion next season was a "minimum".
Chambers said: "The red card changed everything but it is a natural reaction, it came at him quite quickly.
"The manager said he was proud of the players and we are pleased in the way we got here.
"For whoever is here next year the minimum we are expecting is to be here (play-offs) again and hopefully go one step further and put it right."