Graham Kavanagh believes his Carlisle United players are buying into his football “philosophy”.
But he has warned them to be wary of lowy Crewe Alexandra this afternoon.
The Cumbrians were in fine form on Sunday, beating fifth-placed Peterborough 2-1 at Brunton Park.
They travel to the Alexandra Stadium today, and Kavanagh said: “When we took over we said that we want to play entertaining football.
“A lot of people talk about building a philosophy in football and to do that takes time. It doesn’t just happen overnight and you have to keep working away to implement your ideas out on the training pitch.
“You need the players to buy into it and I think this group is doing that. We’ve got a number of players who are playing particularly well and it’s nice that the fans are able to go away happy with what they’ve seen.”
Looking ahead to today’s opponents, Kavanagh added: “They’ve picked up a bit since we last played them and they’ll want a good result at home. I’m sure they’ll bring the game to us and we’ll have to work hard to deal with that so we can get our own game going.
“If we can win it then it’s an opportunity to put a bit of distance between ourselves and the bottom part of the table, and it keeps the belief and confidence levels high going into the weekend FA Cup game (against Sunderland).
“We’ll have to match them and hopefully we’ll see the quality in the final third that we started to produce on Sunday.”