Eastleigh striker Ross Lafayette believes there is no better man than Chris Todd to lead the club.
Former Torquay defender Todd was appointed manager of the National League side on Thursday following three wins in four games as caretaker.
The Spitfires have taken seven points from their last three games to climb into the top half of the table.
"What the manager has brought to the table was exactly what we needed as as team," Lafayette told BBC Radio Solent.
The former Luton striker came off the bench to score the goal that earned Eastleigh a 1-1 draw at Cheltenham on Saturday in Todd's first match as permanent manager.
"We've got a better shape and a better understanding of what each individual is doing now," the 29-year-old added.
"The manager has got us playing some good stuff and the results speak for themselves."