Walsall defender Jason Demetriou has praised the "family atmosphere" at the League One club.
The Saddlers, who finished 14th in the table last season, are currently second after winning five of their opening seven games.
"We enjoy playing together and this season you've seen that on the pitch," Demetriou, 27, told BBC WM 95.6.
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|Vastly-experienced former York City, Bristol Rovers (twice), Bristol City, Cheltenham Town and Colchester United manager John Ward has been appointed as Walsall's new professional development coach.|
|Lincoln-born Ward, 64, who was also assistant manager at Wolves for three years, and still lives in the West Midlands, will work closely with first-team coach Richard O'Kelly and academy manager Neil Woods in developing the League One club's young players|
"A lot of the boys have grown together. We communicate well and we feel confident at the moment."
Dean Smith's side travel to Peterborough on Saturday, having thrashed Blackpool 4-0 in their previous away game.
"We're looking forward to Saturday," added Demetriou. "We got back to winning ways last weekend against Doncaster and hopefully we can continue our good form against Peterborough."