Lancaster City’s captain believes new head coach Darren Peacock has brought the “feel-good factor” back to the club.
The Dolly Blues are enjoying a good pre-season campaign with their latest display an impressive 1-1 draw at Welsh Premier League side Bangor City on Saturday.
Skipper Neil Marshall said: “We’re playing some decent football and getting some good results.
“We’ve beaten the lesser sides but you can only beat what is in front of you and we did well on Saturday (at Bangor).
“We were delayed getting there due to traffic problems and once we got there it was a quick turnaround. But it was a nice pitch and we played some good stuff and by the end we were looking like we were going to win it.”
The central defender hailed the influence the former Premier League star has had during his first pre-season at the helm.
Marshall said: “We’re trying to play more football and keep hold of it for longer instead of just hoofing it forward which is helping.
“The gaffer’s also just brought a bit of a feel-good factor.”
Marshall also believes the arrivals of experienced heads such as midfielders Danny Mahoney and Garry Hunter are making a difference.
He said: “We’ve got a good spine with Garry and Danny in the middle of the park and they give us that little bit of experience that we were maybe lacking last season.”
City have a busy week ahead with a game against Slyne-with-Hest at Lancaster and Morecambe College on Thursday night first up.
Entry is free for the game at 7.30pm.
The Dolly Blues then host Workington on Saturday, July 27, at 3pm before Barrow visit Giant Axe on Tuesday, July 30 in a 7.45pm kick-off.