Coventry manager Andy Thorn believes the club have 'turned the corner' now the transfer window has shut and he can now look forward without the fear of further departures.
With finances tight at the Ricoh Arena a number of key players left in the summer including Marlon King and Kieran Westwood.
A clutch of others, including striker Lukas Jutkiewicz and captain Sammy Clingan, were also linked with moves away, meaning it was a difficult summer for Thorn, made worse after the club failed to win any of their opening five league games.
However, the transfer window passed with no more significant departures and Thorn is confident he has a squad capable of lifting the club up the table.
"The big thing was not having to sell Lukas [Jutkiewicz], Sammy [Clingan] and the other big players," Thorn told Sky Sports News.
"I went to work in the morning [of deadline day] expecting to batten down the hatches but that didn't materialise and all credit to the club for that, they assured me it wouldn't happen and they stuck to it.
"I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel now and I feel like we have turned the corner."
Thorn also praised the supporters for getting behind the team during a difficult period and backed his young squad to turn their season around.
"Our support has been fantastic and have got right behind the players from the start," added Thorn.
"I just try to focus on the football on the pitch. If we get it together on the pitch I'm sure we will get it together off it.
"We have made a decent start performance-wise this season but we haven't been rewarded with the points.
"There has been a lot of changes, a lot of young boys coming in and everyone is doing well and we are just waiting for that first win to kick on.
"We lost three very good players and a few more went as well but as one door closes another opens and the young players have grasped the opportunity with both hands."