Derrick Williams admitted that their poor start to the season left them with ultimately too much to do as they suffered relegation on the final day of the season.
The Rovers defender felt that their recent form had been impressive, but it was the early start to the campaign that proved to be costly.
"We're just gutted, it is just disappointed that we left it to the last day in the first place," Williams told Rovers PlayerHD.
"We shot ourselves in the foot too many times during the season so it is just gutting really.
"I think our form lately shows that we are a much better team and we should be higher. But at the start of the season we just weren't good enough.
"It was our fault, you can't expect other teams to pull us out, you have to do it yourselves and we didn't do that."
The fans' Player of the Year did have a word of praise for the support the team received throughout the campaign on what was a desperately disappointing afternoon for the club.
He added: "They are quality, they deserve a lot better than what we produced throughout the season.
"I just want to thank them because even when they found out we were relegated you could still hear them singing in the dressing room.
"All day they were louder than the Brentford fans, so I'd just like to thank them."