Date: 25th May 2016 at 4:01pm
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As such Liam Rosenior has targeted promotion with Brighton next season mainly for Tony Bloom to make amends for missing out in the play-offs to Sheffield Wednesday this season.

Bloom, as Rosenior rightly points out, has done so much for this club and it would be fitting for him if we can achieve promotion into the Premier League but we’ll not only want to achieve this for the chairman but for the club as a whole, the fans and the community as we’ll all benefit from it.

Rosenior said he feels ‘absolutely gutted’ for Bloom personally though, telling the Argus.

‘That was a measure of the man that he is, that he came down on such a disappointing day. I`m absolutely devastated for him because not only does he put his money into the club, he puts his heart and soul into it. Everything good that has come for this football club has come through his love for the football club.’

Adding he feels this way as it’s ‘the way’ he is that in his own mind when you aren’t able to achieve what you set out to achieve (gain promotion) this makes the defender feel like you’ve let people down.

Not that this was the case at all!

This setback will be used as ‘motivation’ for next season though as far as Rosenior is concerned.

‘He came down and said how proud he is of us. That is really hard to hear because you always feel like you have let people down when you don`t achieve what you have set out to achieve. It just drives me on and motivates me.’

Had things been differently it would have been Brighton, and not Wednesday, planning for the play-off final against the full backs former side Hull this weekend but it wasn’t to be.

All being well though this time next year we’ll ‘be planning a Premier League season’ for the 2017/18 campaign….

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