Leyton Orient defender Jason Demetriou says the club have been given a fresh sense of belief in their bid to beat the drop by new boss Geraint Williams.
Orient have taken seven points from Williams' first three games in charge and face a crucial game against fellow League One strugglers Hereford United on Saturday.
"We are delighted the form has picked up, especially after some people thought we were dead and buried," said Demetriou.
"The new manager has come in after things seemed to be going a little stale.
"I was disappointed to see Martin Ling go as he gave me my chance at the club and I wanted to repay him.
"But things have worked out straight away under the new gaffer and it has given the club a sense of belief."
Orient were fourth from bottom when ex-Colchester boss Williams took over but have now climbed two points clear of the drop-zone.