Robert Earnshaw and Billy Davies have held clear-the-air talks in an effort to rebuild their relationship.
Both men are now at Nottingham Forest, with Welsh striker Earnshaw arriving at the City Ground over the summer and Davies stepping into the managerial role created by Colin Calderwood's Boxing Day dismissal.
The pair had previously worked together at Derby last season, but that partnership turned sour during a dismal Premier League campaign for the Rams.
Earnshaw was taken to Pride Park as the club's record signing but failed to live up to his billing and spent much of the campaign on the bench.
Davies, meanwhile, lost his job just three months into the season following the Rams' poor start.
Those problems have been put to rest, though, with Earnhaw back to his free-scoring best and Davies enjoying a perfect start to life on Trentside - securing back-to-back victories in his first two games.
"It's good at the moment - I'm enjoying myself," grinned Earnshaw after helping the Reds to a 2-0 victory over Plymouth on Saturday.
"When a new man comes in everybody asks themselves whether they are in his plans or not.
"To be fair me and the manager had a meeting and he said the slate's clean, we're starting afresh at a different club.
"Obviously the players can see the force of personality that he brings.
"Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't but it's working right now, so brilliant - we'll take it."