Darren Ferguson feels his instructions are starting to sink in and is satisfied with the progress made so far during his tenure.
Rovers arguably face their biggest test since Ferguson took the helm at League One leaders Coventry City today.
But following their fifth win from eight games against Chesterfield this week, the Scot declared himself satisfied with his first six weeks on the job.
“I think we’re getting there,” Ferguson told The Star.
“All you can hope for at times as a manager is getting your messages over in training.
“Sometimes you can do stuff in training and then you’ll do your teamtalk and you’ll think ‘have they been listening to me?’
“But on Tuesday they did it to a tee, and that’s very satisfying.
“They enjoyed it as well.
“They enjoyed working hard for each other, you could see that when you watched the game back.
“So that’s pleasing. Sometimes that’s all you can ask for.
“But I also think there’s been a gradual progression with the results obviously, and the performances have been good sometimes.”
Following last Saturday’s home defeat to Rochdale, Ferguson called for his side to ‘demand more from each other’ on the pitch.
And he was delighted with the response he got against the Spireites.
“I thought our work ethic was outstanding on Tuesday,” said Rovers’ boss, reflecting on the 3-0 win.
“They don’t have to verbally say it, they can show it in their actions - and I think that was them on Tuesday showing that they’re demanding that work ethic from each other.
“They played as a team.
“When you get that, it gives you a chance.”