Scott Malone was bitterly disappointed that Fulham fell at the penultimate hurdle but has every right to be proud of his season.
The Whites were beaten by Reading 2-1 on aggregate in the play-off semi finals to end their promotion dreams.
Malone, though, has been wonderful for Fulham for much of the season, with his pace described as fast as lightning, despite the presence of wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon and is delighted with how his performances have been.
He said: “I'm very happy with my season. It's been great. It's a downer that the team hasn't got to Wembley and got promoted.
“This will make us stronger. We'll go again in the summer when everyone reports back at the end of June.”
Malone felt Fulham were the better side over the two legs and was almost lost for words after the Royals progressed to Wembley.
He added: “I don't really know. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. We should have won that four or five one. They had chances but we had to go for the game.
“I think the handball was a bit soft for the penalty. We had the chances to progress and didn't take them and it's cost us.
“I think we played the better football over the two ties. They've won and I wish them all the best at Wembley.”