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16 May 2015

Town captain Luke Chambers admits it's been a pleasure to play alongside his teammates despite bitter disappointment at Play-Off loss

Luke Chambers has labelled it ‘a pleasure’ to have played with his Town teammates this season, despite being bitterly disappointed to see the Blues knocked out of the Play-Offs by Norwich City.

The Canaries defeated Town 3-1 at Carrow Road, 4-2 on aggregate- to set up a Wembley final against Middlesbrough.

The game came alive five minutes into the second-half with Christophe Berra being sent off for handball, with Wes Hoolahan tucking home the resultant penalty.

Town then drew back on level terms as Tommy Smith nipped in to tuck home from close range, before further goals from Nathan Redmond and Cameron Jerome saw the 10 men Blues defeated.

“Obviously the dressing-room is very flat and not a lot is left to say,” the skipper told the official Club website.

“It’s hard to take going out of the Play-Offs, never mind against your main rivals.

“But I can honestly say it’s been an absolute honour to play alongside every single player in that dressing-room and I know we can come back stronger.

“We will regroup, have a little break and then go again in the Championship next season.

“You look back over the 90 minutes and obviously the sending-off has massively changed the game. I’d like to see it again but my initial reaction was that it was the correct decision, it’s just unfortunate that we lost such an important player as Christophe in the process.

“But fair play to Norwich, they are into the final now and we have to regroup. It’s not nice seeing their supporters on the pitch celebrating but we wanted to stay out there to applaud our fans.

“They’ve been fantastic this season and today they were right behind us from the word go. I’m disappointed for them and everyone connected to the Club, but it’s been a good season and I think it can give us heart for another go next year.” 

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