"We have achieved what we set out to achieve through this long season," he said. "Pirates are a good side, and there are a few good sides in the Championship and some very good players who have given us a run for our money.
"In my mind I didn't ever feel promotion was ever in doubt, even when we left it very late against Bedford, but we did it.
"We have developed a new attack and new defence in the run-up to Christmas and we were aiming to put together that all-round performance just for the play-offs, which ultimately we were able to do.
"We are not fully there yet, but by next year we will be. We are not setting any real targets at this stage, and will enjoy this success before focusing on the Premiership."