ACCRINGTON Stanley captain Andy Procter admitted there was a sense of disappointment in the dressing room about the club’s final league position following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Cheltenham Town.

Stanley slipped below Burton and Bradford to 15th on the last day of the League Two season, having set their sights on securing a place in the top half with victory against a Cheltenham side who needed a point to confirm their place in the Football League next term.

John Coleman’s side had challenged for a play-off place for much of the campaign but, even though they finished the season unbeaten in three games, the nine-match winless run that preceded it ended their promotion hopes.

Procter had no complaints about a draw at Whaddon Road but felt that the final league table did not do justice to their performances this season.

“We wanted to finish as high up the table as we possibly could,” he said.

“I don’t think 15th really reflects on the season we’ve had to be honest.

"We had a bad spell and I think it cost us a play-off place.

“It was a bit of a dull game. We did well to come back from a goal down because we didn’t start very well.

"They were obviously after the point to make sure they stayed up and that’s the way it played out.

“I think the gaffer was a bit disappointed we didn’t put on a show.”

Stanley’s equaliser came from Chris Turner, who notched only the second goal of his career – both of which have come against Cheltenham.

The 19-year-old winger had been one of the rising stars of the team a year ago, but has only recently returned to the starting line-up after a season hit by injuries and inconsistent displays – something that Procter feels the team as a whole have also been guilty of at times.

“It was a good finish from Chris,” said the skipper.

“I’m pleased for him. He’s come in for the last three games and looked a player.”