Midfielder Gary Dicker ahead of the visit of Tranmere RoversMidfielder Gary Dicker spoke to us ahead of the weekend visit of Tranmere Rovers following a week of training with new boss Keith Curle.
"It has been a strange week but I think it's also been good," he said. "I think it was a case of the sooner the better in terms of getting someone in and the gaffer has already started to change things. Training has been good this week, all the lads have enjoyed it, and we now just need to try and get off to the start everybody wants.
"It's not ideal when you're waiting for somebody to be appointed but you're still paid to do the same job whether it's Thir and Caigy telling you what to do or whether you have a manager. You've just got to get on with it and adapt to it as best you can."
"You can feel the lift in the dressing room now there's a new man to impress," he confirmed. "I think I've only experienced it once before at Brighton and, although a lot of the lads were here when Kav came in, they all knew him already so it's slightly different this time. A new man coming in is a bit of a wakeup call for everyone and that's probably what's needed in this situation.
"Little things have changed around the ground and that's always going to be the way with a new man. They're obviously things he just does differently. The lads have been more than happy with the things he's done. When you see him doing things which are designed to help you it does make you want to try and help him by putting in good performances.
"There are a lot of people that have been at the club a long time and you do get comfortable with that. It's always good to hear a different voice and different ideas and it's up to us to adapt to it and get points on the board. It's a clean slate for everybody. When a new manager comes in with different ideas you've got to show him you can fit in with what he's trying to do."
"We aren't jumping around and high fiving each other in the dressing room at the moment because we know we need to win games. We do realise the position we're in - if there's anybody in the dressing room who doesn't realise then they will find out very quickly.
"I think if you look at our squad we have got more than enough ability in there to make sure we aren't bottom of League Two," he commented. "Nothing on paper counts in football and the league table doesn't lie. If you're bottom at the end of the season you deserve to go down no matter how unlucky you think you've been.
"I haven't really been through a run like this before," he said. "Obviously everybody has been through a period where you're struggling to win games. You need to dig deep and get that scrappy win or that bit of luck, but that comes with hard work.
"Tranmere is a great chance for us to get three points," he told us. "They're in and around the bottom as well, so it's a big game all round. We want to be better for our fans because we need to give them something to cheer about and send them home happy.