Promotion hopes ended last night.
Swansea City surrendered a one goal lead as they were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Brentford in their Championship play-off semi-final.
Steve Cooper's men miss out on a trip to Wembley next week - with the Swans boss admitting there was a lot of hurt being felt in the Swans dressing room.
“We gave ourselves too much to do, we did not play well enough in the first half and were not aggressive enough in our play, with and without the ball,” said the Swans boss.
“We ended up being too deep, and we left too much space and allowed them opportunities to attack.
“The goals are really disappointing. The first is from our free-kick, and the second and third ones – they are good finishes - but you cannot leave people unmarked in the box like that.
“We did not give up. We went right to the end, but we gave ourselves too much to do.
“We changed some of the personnel at half-time to try and get some impetus, but then we go and concede and you cannot do that. It was the killer blow.
“I did think we would score and create chances, and we did. We got into good areas and got a lifeline through Rhian.
“But we conceded poor goals and it cost us.
“It is painful at the moment, when you are in a semi-final with everything to play for you can only be disappointed.
“It’s difficult to see past the defeat because we really believed we could do it, and we just fell short on some of the stuff we ask for every single game.”