The Shakers, who narrowly missed out on automatic promotion, took a 1-0 advantage into the second leg against but lost the tie on penalties despite dominating large spells of the clash at Gigg Lane.
And Knill told the club's official website: "We have been planning for next season and we know who will be leaving us and who won't be.
"We will have some time off, sort that out and then move on quickly because next season will come around really quickly.
"I'm already talking to four players about coming in next season if we had gone up a division - it helps but from the outside we look like a progressive football club.
"From where we've come from to where we are now we do look a progressive football club and it's important that we don't stop that or we will quickly lose these supporters. I will sit down and chat with everyone and see which way we are going to go and take it from there."