Despite a spirited fightback, which nearly forced the semi-final tie against Swindon Town to extra-time on Monday evening, Ryan Flynn says losing in the play-offs 'gets no easier to accept'.
United's promotion hopes were again dashed in the end of season matches at the County Ground and having suffered the disappointment twice previously at the hands of Huddersfield Town and Yeovil Town, Flynn admitted this one was equally devastating.
Reflecting on the 7-6 aggregate loss, the Scotsman remarked: "We were all hurting after the game on Monday and the feeling of disappointment and frustration, like it will for the fans, will stay with us throughout the summer now.
"Just like in previous seasons we have come close, but we are tired of coming close, we want to win something and be successful.
"We have had a good season and there have been some memorable moments too, but failing to win promotion via this route gets no easier to accept.
"We got together as a group on Wednesday and it was very quiet, everyone is massively deflated, but come the beginning of August, we'll be ready to go again and determined to win promotion back to the Championship."