ADY Pennock says the pain of missing out on Wembley has made him even more determined to fire Forest Green to success next season.

Pennock is refusing to dwell on the frustration of the play-off semi-final defeat against Bristol Rovers at a packed Memorial Stadium this afternoon.

His side turned in an insipid performance,where strikes from Bristolian Chris Lines and former Forest Green favourite Matty Taylor secured a comfortable 2-0 win for the Pirates and consigned the Nailsworth side  to an 18th successive season of Conference football.

Pennock was most chipper in his post-match interview, he said: “It’s been a fantastic season and I don’t want anybody to feel disappointed at all.

“Bristol Rovers deserved to go through over the two games, but I think everybody should be very proud of themselves.

“When you look at the set-up and the stadium Bristol Rovers are not really a Conference club, so fair play to them, and we’ve got to take it on the chin and move on.

“We didn’t play anywhere near as well as we can in either of the games, and maybe that was down to a little bit of pressure."

Pennock insists the club have come a long way and expects the team to grow from the expereince.

"We've broken records this season with our highest ever finish and points total - it’s a good learning curve for us and the club has come a long way, so we’ll be stronger for this experience.”