SKIPPER Jamie Whisken is looking for more consistency from his Poole Town side next time out as they look to improve on a forgettable year.

Dolphins endured somewhat of a poor season by their own lofty standards last campaign, ending the season in 10th place, well off the pace of a play-off finish.

Despite ending the campaign on a high-note of three wins, Whisken accepted that performances had not been good enough over the course of the campaign.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, the Black Gold stadium stalwart stated: “We’ve dropped points from games in the years gone by that we wouldn't have dropped points from, where we've lacked quality in certain areas and lapses of concentration and just naivety a little bit, I suppose.

“But hopefully the players have learned from Spetchy (Will Spetch) and myself this season, we try and pass on as much knowledge as we can. We set the standards from day one of (next) season. "And I'm sure some of the younger lads would have learnt from certain outcomes of games this season, and hopefully next season they’ll improve.”

Whisken’s manager, Tom Killick, believes that the side only need a few signings in order to compete at the top next time out. Former Cherries youngster Whisken echoed the thoughts of his boss, stating: “We’ve obviously seen that Taunton have gone up, and there’s very little in it.

“A few additions next season, probably three or four good signings and we know we are capable.

“Just a bit more consistency, just a bit more quality, and we know we’re not far out at all. Fingers crossed next season, we’ll put up a real good fight.”

One of three players that left AFC Totton to link up with Poole in the summer of 2013, the 34-year-old is soon approaching a decade with the Dolphins.

The Daily Echo understands all of Poole’s squad except for retiring goalkeeper Mark Childs will return for pre-season in the summer.

That, of course, includes Whisken, who revealed he had not even considered a move elsewhere.

He restarted: “Even eight or nine years in, so a year or two off a testimonial.

“I'm happy here, I love the club. Captain of the club, so I have no intention of going anywhere.”