David Edwards believes Wales are making impressive strides forward under Gary Speed after returning to the international fold following injury.
The 25-year-old Wolves midfielder is back from seven months out with a back problem, and his call-up for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria gives him the chance to feature for the first time under Speed, having missed the last seven Wales internationals.
The atmosphere in the camp is a far cry from spells of John Toshack's tenure, when several senior players voiced their displeasure at the manager's methods.
There were encouraging signs that the Dragons are moving in the right direction under Speed as they beat qualification contenders Montenegro before suffering a narrow defeat to England last month, and Edwards has returned to find a squad enjoying their football.
He said: "I've noticed there is a real air of confidence among the boys and there is a buzz around the place over what they achieved in the last two qualifiers.
"A lot of the work they have been doing behind the scenes came to fruition in those two games. Against England there was a good performance, and it was an excellent win over Montenegro. We want to follow that up with good results against Switzerland and Bulgaria.
"It's very different in camp, the manager's ideas are different to the previous manager and, as I say, the boys have an air of confidence and are enjoying themselves."
Edwards, who has 22 caps to his name, also believes that former Sheffield United boss Speed has brought a greater degree of professionalism to the national squad, particularly in terms of the off-field support available to the players.
He said: "I have had very good first impressions of working with Gary Speed, he has fresh ideas and the sport science side of things has been very good.
"The people the manager has got in are geared towards giving the players everything they need. When you come off the training pitch if you need a massage, or time in the gym, it's there for you, so it is very professional.
"On the pitch he wants to play the right way, move the ball quickly into forward areas and hopefully it's something I can be involved in."