Glasgow Warriors can go from strength to strength following their play-off semi-final exit according to departing flanker Kelly Brown.
After finishing third during the regular season, Glasgow could not back up their stunning away form at the Liberty Stadium where the Ospreys came out on top 20-5.
But Brown – who heads south to join English side Saracens next season – admits regret at their defeat was tempered by optimism for the future.
He said: “It was very sad that we could not quite get the result we wanted though the players put absolutely everything, our hearts and souls, into it.
“The Glasgow travelling fans were magnificent, so vocal.
“The sky is the limit for this group of players. Their talent is backed by experience with a pretty-much international pack and a lot of internationals in the back line. There is spine of real, real quality.”
Coach Sean Lineen shared Brown’s hope for what the Warriors can achieve going forward having more than matched the big-spending Ospreys for most of the match.
He said: “It has been so satisfying to see the players come on this season.
“Of course this season has been a success, when you look at where we have come from. It was frustrating, the way the game went, but to stand toe-to-toe with a team like the Ospreys, and being in the game at only 7-5 down well into the second half, is fantastic.”