Northampton Town's experienced defender Andy Holt has admitted their season cannot be turned around instantly.
The Cobblers have gone 11 matches without a victory and are 22nd in the League Two table - just three points clear of the relegation zone.
But Holt believes new manager Aidy Boothroyd is already making a difference at Sixfields.
"The gaffer has come in and he's been brilliant and very organised," the 33-year-old told BBC Radio Northampton.
"But we know it's not going to change overnight. We're in a very low position which we need to get out of.
"If we keep playing as we have in the first-half of our last two games - and build that into a 90-minute performance - then I don't believe we'll have a problem at all."
Holt joined Northampton in 2006 and was briefly player-coach at the club following the departure of manager Gary Johnson last month.
The Cobblers begin their holiday programme at home to Burton Albion on Boxing Day (1500 GMT), ahead of games against Swindon and Shrewsbury.