KEITH Curle says his own end of season report would read: “Could have done better.”

The 57-year-old is bitterly disappointed at the way the campaign ended, with Latics losing the last three games after making themselves mathematically safe with a 3-0 win away to Harrogate Town.

And Curle, who signed a contract until the end of the season after replacing Harry Kewell in March, was frustrated by the amount of goals conceded and the manner in which goals for the division’s second top scorers dried up.

Asked how he felt his stint in charge had gone, the former Carlisle and Northampton Town said: “Could have done better. Need to win more games.

"The standard that I set myself is that I want to win every game. I want to be more competitive.

“We've conceded too many goals. We could have scored a few more goals as well.

"As a starting point, done okay, but will do better.”

But on the whole Curle has been encouraged by his Boundary Park experience, having been warned off it by some of his peers.

"It's a hell of a lot better than I was expecting,” he said.

“I've been around football a long time and you hear some of the horror stories of what I should expect. Totally unfounded.”

While it has been a season of inconsistency and struggle with having to play behind closed doors, Curle feels there are foundations in place to build on, whether he gets the chance to do that or not.

"It's a very welcoming football club, attentive players, a structure in place (from which) the football club can go forward,” he said.