Captain Gareth Jelleyman says Boston United’s players need to show their new boss that they are far from a squad of flops.
Those applying to become the Pilgrims’ new boss - following the sacking of Jason Lee on Thursday - are aiming to take charge of a club which has gone seven matches without a win.
And Jelleyman believes the Pilgrims need to turn things around to give the next man a fair crack of the whip.
He told The Standard: “We’ve got to show the next gaffer that we’re a good team.
“Football’s a confidence game. One minute things are going for you and the next they’re not.
“A bit of doubt creeps in and everyone plays it safe.
“We have to grab games by the scruff of the neck.
“It’s a tough one for the new gaffer to come in as we’re short on confidence.
“But we’ve got to keep plugging away and turn it around.”
Jelleyman also praised former boss Lee.
He added: “He’s such a good guy and he’s going to go on and be a top manager.
“We’ve let him down with our performances.
“We’ve got a good squad but we’ve underperformed this season and last season.”