Oldham Athletic are growing in confidence after a three-game unbeaten run, says manager David Dunn.
Dunn, 35, replaced Darren Kelly as boss at the Latics on a permanent basis at the start of the month following a spell as temporary manager.
The former Blackburn and Birmingham midfielder won his first game in charge at Swindon before a 0-0 draw in a local derby at Rochdale on Saturday.
"Why wouldn't you have confidence when you're playing well?" he said.
The once-capped England international told BBC Radio Manchester: "There is a real belief now that we're getting in that changing room and it has taken a while to get because of the performances and results before we came in.
"Now that is not saying I'm a miracle worker here, not for one minute, the lads always had a little bit in them."
Dunn is still registered as a player at Oldham and has made nine appearances for the League One side since joining in the summer, but he is happy to be on the sidelines at the moment.
"At the minute, I don't think I'd get a game," he joked. "I think it is great I can't get in the team, certainly after my Scunthorpe performance."