Rotherham captain Ryan Cresswell has given caretaker manager Andy Liddell and his assistant Paul Warne his full support.
The duo, who have both been on the Millers' coaching staff for the last two years, have been handed the reins at Don Valley until the end of the season following the departure of Ronnie Moore on Tuesday.
They are tasked with trying to resurrect Rotherham's faltering promotion campaign and Cresswell thinks they are the right men for the job.
"They have got the full backing of the lads. They are good at what they do, they are both ultra professional," he said.
"I think it is a good step for the club and hopefully we can push on. I don't see why we can't still make the top three."
Cresswell admits the players must take some of the responsibility for Moore's exit.
Moore, in his second spell in charge of the Millers, was sacked on Tuesday after taking just 11 points from 12 games which culminated in a televised 5-0 thrashing by local rivals Chesterfield last Friday.
And Cresswell knows it was the players' poor showing that did for Moore.
"I didn't see it coming and I don't think any of the lads saw it coming," he added.
"And on behalf of all of the team we are disappointed that Ronnie has been sacked because of our performances.
"We know we have been a bit below par. We have just been a bit unlucky at times."