Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has hailed his current crop of stars after losing some of his best players following relegation from the Premier League.
The Bloomfield Road chief admits the 'will to win' at the club is immense despite losing some key men following the drop last May.
The Seasiders, who remain unbeaten this year, climbed up to fourth place in the Championship following Saturday's 3-1 at promotion rivals Cardiff and are now just four points behind second placed Southampton.
And Holloway believes his current squad can be proud of their achievements, although he insists there is still along way to go.
He said: "I'm very proud of the will to win that we're getting again after all the disappointment of losing arguably some of the best players this club has ever had.
"Charlie (Adam), Vaughany (David Vaughan) and DJ (Campbell) - I would put them in the same list as some of the famous ones we've had before because getting to the Premier League and almost staying up with 20 minutes to go at Manchester United, they've got to be up there with some of the greats."
He added: "At the moment I'm loving what we're doing. We've got something going, I have to say.
"Let's hope we have a belting year like 2010 and not a horrible one like 2011."
Holloway was pleased to see veteran striker Kevin Phillips, who bagged his fourth goal in five games at the Cardiff City Stadium, reunite with another recent signing, Roman Bednar, at the weekend.
The duo enjoyed a fruitful alliance during their time together at West Brom and Holloway said: "It shows we've come a bit of a way because Phillips has chosen us, Bednar has chosen us.
"Everybody knows we don't pay the same as other people, but that speaks volumes for what we've got going here with our lads and I can't thank them enough."