Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon thinks that the promotion system to the Football League needs to change.
Tranmere will remain in the National League after losing 3-1 to Forest Green in Sunday’s promotion final at Wembley.
They finished nine points ahead of Forest Green and four points behind champions Lincoln, but failed to secure an immediate return to League Two.
“It’s easy for me to say it is unfair but we know the rules at the start of the season,” said 45-year-old Mellon.
He told BBC Radio Merseyside: “Looking at it broader than that, would I say that there has to be two automatic and one from the play-offs? Yes.
“I think there are teams in the Football League who are just hanging on and don’t have the ambition of many of the teams who are in the National League.
“But that’s not for me to decide, that’s for somebody else.”