Kit Symons watched any chance of a last win goes west – but was adamant three of his better players would not do likewise.
Scott Parker, Pat Roberts and Marcus Bettinelli are all booked for the next campaign, even if only two of them was present in the 4-2 defeat by Norwich.
Bettinelli pulled off a string of saves, but was still on the receiving end of a defeat that left his manager deflated.
Symons said: “I was expecting a bit more from us, but it didn’t really happen. We also looked a bit flakey defensively which has been a curse of ours all season.
“For the first goal we had bodies back but it’s about getting to the ball and being responsible for your man.
“It was an end-of-season game. They’ve secured the place in the Play-Offs and we’re staying up. Norwich are a very good side. They have a good balance between creative players and pace. But I still expected more from us.
“We need to learn from the mistakes that we made this season, regroup and rebuild,” he said.
“It 1was a tough season, taking over with one point from the first 21 was always going to be tough and it was. I was under no illusions when I took the job on but we managed to fight and scrap and keep our Championship status which was vital for this Club.
“There will be new players coming in, definitely. The Chairman has always been very supportive and will do the right thing for the club. There will be quite a few comings and goings, more than half a dozen.”
The comings and goings in July might resemble a hospital out patients, as Symons plans to doctor the team back to health.
However, he insisted the healthier elements of the squad would be “Scotty has another year on his contract so he’ll be here,” Symons said.
"He was out injured today. He’s been one of our better performers over the course of the season. He’s a very good player, a talismanic type of player who has a lot to offer.
“We can keep Bettinelli and Roberts for sure, and that’s what we plan on doing.
"They’ve developed at this football club and they’ll continue to develop here. It’s a good place for young players to be. We want to keep hold of all our best young players; we want them to have a bright future with Fulham.”