TIVIDALE boss Dave King insists his side can continue to go from strength-to-strength next season.

Dale ended the campaign with a penalty defeat against Black Country Rangers in the League Cup last Saturday.

The sides drew 3-3 before Rangers triumphed 4-3 on penalties to book their place in the final.

Demetri Brown capped a fine season with a brace and Brad Whelan also netted but it wasn't enough for King's men.

However, the manager is more than happy with his side's second place finish in the West Midlands Premier League and thinks the best is yet to come as long as Tivi can keep hold of their talented youngsters.

He said: "It's been a long season and we had a few players missing but it's always a sickener to go out on penalties.

"It was a really good game with both teams going for the win and we wish Black Country all the best in the final.

"We've had a great season considering where we were, not forgetting our little run in the FA Cup as well early in the season.

"I've already told the club I'll be here next season to give it another go regardless of what league we are in.

"A lot of the players have already said the same and there is no reason why we can't keep getting better and better.

"We have built something here now and can continue that."

Tivi are still waiting to see if two teams will be promoted from the West Midlands Premier League this year.