Cottagers teammate Danny Murphy also said: "I'm sure the board will pick the best possible candidate. The hierarchy will be doing everything they can to make sure next Manager in place takes the Club forward ad keeps us in the Premier League because primarily that's the aim.
"We've been told that Ray and Billy, who were great on Saturday, are doing the job on a game-by-game basis. The lads are happy with the temporary choice of Manager.
"We've got to kick on and not dwell on the past. We're still here as players and we want to make sure this Club says in the Premier League and that's what we're all aiming to do."