Manchester City fullback Nedum Onuoha insists it's onwards and upwards at Eastlands this season.
"I think with all the stuff that went on over the summer, it was hard to tell instantly how we would do," Onuoha said.
"But we haven't got a new owner and a new manager in just so we can stay where we are.
"It's all geared towards becoming a better team and a better club. It's all about continuous improvement."