"Everyone was aware of what he achieved before he joined and was a key reason for me coming here. He sends us out onto the pitch with a game plan that we have been working on in training and our results prove that it is working. He puts the trust in us and then we go out on the pitch wanting to do it for him.
"Confidence is a massive factor and the gaffer has put that back into us and of course going out getting results helps with that as well. The manager will have wanted things to change a bit quicker but we were not able to do that and now it is starting to work out well."
The side go into the next match at Southampton, on Wednesday evening, not only outside the bottom three but an opportunity that a victory at St Mary's could move The Eagles level with their opponents on the night.
"The Premier League is one where anyone can beat anybody else and we know we are not safe until it’s done and we are not a group of players to get carried away, we know we have a task ahead and go into every game looking to get ever nearer that final target to stay up.
"A look at the table shows how tight it is as again this year and if we can go there and get the result it will be a big statement and help us move up the table.
"We will watch through clips of them playing in our team meeting as we discuss the game plan for the match. They have a good squad but we will be concentrating on what the job in hand is for us to make sure we continue our good work of late."