Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has given a damningly honest assessment of his side's 5-1 defeat to Swansea.
When asked if he expected to face anyone as strong as his Premier League opponents next season Clarke said: "Let's bloody hope not!"
He was speaking after Saturday's gruelling defeat at the Memorial Stadium - with goals from Andre Ayew, Leroy Fer, Kyle Naughton and Wayne Routledge.
The veteran wicket-keeper has been captain of Durham since May 2010.Read the full story ›
It might feel like the season has only just ended. Especially with a summer dominated by the European Championships and, now discussions around the new England manager.
But for our local sides, this is the month where title winning teams are forged.
Tuesday night's friendly between Torquay United and Tiverton Town, was precisely the chance to test the metal of two teams who will both be vying for promotion next season.
Unfortunately it wasn't a night to remember for Tiverton's keeper, who fumbled the ball into his own net. The final score ended 1-1:
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