Rebuilding to begin immediately

Last updated : 13 April 2003 By FootyMAD

"Up until this weekend, we've always had to have in the back of our minds what might happen if we did manage to stay up," he said after the 2-0 defeat at St. Andrew's.

"But now everything can start in terms of next season. We can really start now with our plans and be a bit more open about it.

"The players are obviously hurt. It has hit them hard. When they get home they will realise that we are no longer a Premiership outfit.

"There will be a hollow empty feeling, one they should not enjoy. They should feel horrible.

"But perhaps what has happened will help as a motivational factor as they will now want to experience that again."