A CUT in Forest Green’s war chest isn’t going to deter Ady Pennock’s quest for success.

With the curtain going down in a 1-1 draw at home to Wrexham today, Rovers finished their Skrill Premier campaign in 10th for the third consecutive season, leaving Pennock ready to crack on with the job of turning Rovers into serious contenders after the hype of project promotion left Rovers licking their wounds.

Pennock is set for a pow-wow with Rovers’ flamboyant chairman Dale Vince, but admitted his playing budget will be slashed for next season as he embarks on a rebuilding job on the under-achieving squad he inherited from former boss David Hockaday last November.

“I knew the budget would be cut when I was offered the job,” revealed Pennock.

“The budget will be smaller than the one at the start of the season, but is competitive enough to do well.

“The chairman has been brilliant for me and knows the targets I want for next season in what will probably be a smaller squad.”

Under Hockaday, Vince is believed to have handed the former Watford coach a ballpark  budget of £1.5million.