New Wolves assistant manager Brian Carey today insisted the Molineux dressing room atmosphere is turning positive again.
Dean Saunders’ right-hand man admitted he detected signs of negativity when the new management team were first appointed 10 days ago.
But the former Wrexham and Leicester defender is confident the trio – with fitness coach Mal Purchase – will soon have the place “bouncing” just like Doncaster were when they left the League One promotion chasers.
And Carey reckons he has seen some positive signs already, along with the improved performance in Friday’s opening 1-1 draw at Blackburn before they head for their first away trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
He said: “There is a talented group of players here. We left a dressing room at Doncaster where they were near the top of the league and the players were in every day bouncing, it was a good place to be.
“I didn’t see that for the first couple of days, but there’s always the situation where a new set-up comes in that players are wondering what’s going to happen and whether they’re going to be alright.
“There had been a bad run of results, so it was only natural the place would be down a little bit. But I have seen signs, especially against Blackburn the other night, that things are picking up.
"There were a lot of good qualities on display and there have been in the training sessions as well. That’s our job – to just reignite the spark.”
Saunders is aiming to make the training ground a more pleasant place to work, after the difficulties of the failed Stale Solbakken era.
Carey said: “Football isn’t rocket science, there’s no magic formula. We have our way of doing things and we know it works, if we can get everyone buying into it – players and staff.”