Kevin Kilbane feels spirits are improving at Hull City after recent results.
Mood in the Tigers camp has been transformed in recent weeks after encouraging results against Stoke and West Ham.
Kilbane said: "Every day in training for the last couple of weeks there has been a real belief here we are going to get results.
"Sometimes people say the confidence is still there when it really isn't but at our club now, it really is high. Everyone is optimistic and looking forward to the games."
The last two results have also eased some of the pressure on manager Phil Brown, whose position looked uncertain prior to the Stoke victory.
Kilbane added: "Sometimes the players have got to accept the responsibility.
"We weren't playing well early in the season and sometimes the players have to stick their necks out for the manager.
"If you are not getting results you are always going to be under pressure but the last couple of results have eased talk of things that were going on a few weeks ago.
"People were right up against us and right up against the manager."