“I think it was all the hard work on the training pitch. We’ve asked them to do slightly different things like constantly pressing opponents and playing more forward passes.
“Now the foundations are there. The boys know the system we are playing, know what to do when they have the ball and when they don’t have the ball.
“Everyone knows their job within the team and when we lose the ball, there is a responsibility to get it back.
“That’s maybe one thing which took a bit of time instilling into the forward players. When we lose it, you are defenders and you’ve got to hound opponents and force them into rushed passes.
“That brings an excitement to the game and I think the supporters love it and appreciate it.
“We get that from a lot of hard work from our wide players and our forward players who are doing a lot of grafting which takes a lot of energy.
“The homework is done Monday to Friday and the test is the games, so the test results have got better.