JAMES DOBSON believes Slough Town have the potential to win the Southern Premier Division next season.

The Rebels missed out on promotion this year after a 1-0 loss at Leamington in the play-off semi-finals on Wednesday.

Dobson was a key figure in their push for promotion, scoring an exceptional 21 goals as a winger, and he believes Slough have the quality to be a leading contender next time.

“Obviously we will enjoy the summer break, go on holiday a little bit, and have a rest, but as soon as that’s over we will be back amongst it,” he told the Observer.

“We will be working hard in pre-season and looking to achieve better next year.

“We can potentially win it (the title) next season, that’s what we’re going to go for, so it’s just a case of taking the positives from this year.”

On his own performances, Dobson said: “I’m happy with my season. If I can contribute with goals and hopefully get points for the team then I’m happy to do it.

“I’m looking to improve next season and hopefully get more goals and assists.”

Commenting on the defeat away at Leamington, he added: “I’m disappointed and I think all the boys are as well. We have to look at the positives and it’s something we have to learn from.

“I think Leamington on the night deserved to win it to be fair. They out-played us, they out-battled us and we just didn’t turn up.

“Speaking from experience, you do have to turn up on the night because, at the end of the day, the form goes out of the window. It’s just disappointing.

“I think there have been parts of our season that have been good so we will just take the positives into next season.”