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Leonard: Plenty to build on from last season

4 June 2014

Midfielder believes there's plenty to build on both on a personal and collective level

Ryan Leonard says there is plenty to build on from last season, both on a personal and collective level, ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

Leonard’s form was a huge plus in Blues’ campaign, as he picked up the Supporters’ Player of the Year award, playing in a central midfield role.

With a pre-season to come to learn the position and the role even more, Leonard believes there’s a lot more to come from him, and the team next season.

He said: “It was disappointing how the season ended, but we’re all having a bit of time off now and we’ll come back in for pre-season with the clear objective of promotion.

“We fell short last season, and we were all gutted about it, but we’ve got to regroup and go again. We’ll take the positives from the previous campaign and look to build on those.

“Personally I think there’s a lot more to come from me because I’ve only played in that position for one season, and I’m sure another full pre-season will help me.

“I moved into the position for a few games at the end of the 2012-13 season and then had the pre-season to work on it, but I’ve now got some experience too.

“We will all be looking to kick on individually and on a personal note, so I think there’s a lot more to come from this team in the new season.”

Leonard looks back on last year with happiness and frustration.

He added: “I was pleased to play so many games, pleased to play in central midfield and play a big part in helping the team, but of course it all ended with disappointment.

“Winning the fans’ Player of the Year award was great, but of course, it’s the team award of promotion that we all want and will be hoping for this time around.”

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