Leeds United can begin to reflect on a progressive season, despite the fact they ultimately suffered heartache in the play-off semi-finals to Derby County.
The Whites are now a much better side now than they were 12 months ago and another promotion bid should be in store in the next campaign if they can keep the core group together.
One man who didn’t quite live up to the hype though is defender Barry Douglas, who joined for £3million (Sky Sports) last summer from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The left-back looked excellent in the first couple of months of Marcelo Bielsa’s reign, before a hamstring injury was the catalyst for a stop-start season.
He’s had a number of injury problems, including a knee injury that has seen him sidelined during the final couple of months of the campaign.
The Scotsman made just 26 appearances and supplied five assists, but didn’t hit the standards during his first year at Elland Road that he’s capable of.
With a proper pre-season under his belt, there is every chance Douglas could come into his own next season for the Whites.
The full-back was defensively dependable during his final season with Wolves, where he also managed five goals and 15 assists in 42 games for them.
He’s certainly capable of being a standout defender in the Championship and Leeds may get the best of him once he’s fully settled.