Steve Kean has hailed the spirit of the Blackburn players as they continue their battle for Premier League survival.
Rovers have had their fair share of upheaval this season with protests against owners Venky's and Kean off the field and captain Chris Samba handing in a transfer request which eventually saw him move last month to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.
But after four points from their last two matches lifted the club three points above the relegation zone, Kean believes everyone is pulling in the right direction as his side prepare to face Sunderland on Tuesday.
"We have a really good group and everyone who is in the group wants to be here," said the Rovers boss.
With no Premier League action at the weekend because of the FA Cup, Rovers made the short trip over the county border to Yorkshire for a couple of days.
The staff and players took part in quad biking, go-karting and even an 'It's A Knockout'-style event, as well as a session at Leeds United's training ground, and Kean feels the time away highlighted the unity within the squad.
"It was really good to get everyone together because when you have a long time (between games) those extra couple of days can become repetitive having them at the training ground.
"Then they get a bit excited at the weekend and all of a sudden there is nothing there.
"We wanted to break that and get them away to a different environment and (Leeds manager) Neil Warnock was great, giving us his training ground and we had a nice hotel, some team building and some good training as well.
"With 10 games to go it was really important to get the staff and the players together and just make sure going into this game and the Bolton game we are as prepared as we can be."
Rovers host Sunderland on Tuesday looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since November 2010.
Kean admits opening up a six-point gap over the bottom three would be "massive" and he feels his side will have revenge on their mind after losing to a 90th-minute goal in Martin O'Neill's first match in charge back in December.
"We found ourselves on the end of a result in Martin's first game in charge so we feel as if we owe them one and if we continue to play the way we are playing there is no reason why we can't," he said.
"We let ourselves down a little bit in terms of defending too deep and in the last couple of minutes we were hanging on for a point until Seb Larsson bent in a free-kick.
"We are playing well at the moment so we will get after them.
"Martin has done fantastic since he went there but we have got to stop that and make sure we set the tone of the game because Sunderland are coming to our ground."