"It's been a difficult time for the manager to come in, but we've got the second half of the season to look forward to," he said. "We feel we've got enough quality in the squad if we get it right on the pitch to emerge from the situation we're in now.
"It's easy saying it but everyone seems to have faith in the new manager and it's obvious he knows what he's talking about.
"A team will give an extra 10% for the first few games under a new manager, but with his CV comes a lot of experience.
"He has an excellent record and we can learn a lot from him. I'm really excited about working with him."