The former England Under-21 winger told the Pink 'Un: "After the disappointment of losing Lambert, I think we've appointed someone who is more than capable of achieving the same if not better. After the previous season we're probably a little bit better prepared than this time last year.
"People talk about second season syndrome, but it's almost a new start again. We've got a new manager, new players coming in, it's like we're starting a fresh. I think they'll be all right."