Bolton Wanderers' new manager Gary Megson admitted that he has gone back to basics since taking charge of the Trotters, as he bids to mastermind an escape from relegation.
Megson has seen his new charges draw 1-1 with Aston Villa and West Ham in his two league games as Bolton boss, with Kevin Nolan rescuing a point at Upton Park with a last-gasp equaliser.
Afterwards, Megson commented: "In terms of playing for the football club, they couldn't have done any more.
"They ran themselves into the ground, they can pass better, cross better and finish better, but they can't show any more commitment or honesty.
"Of the team that started, 11 of them were signed by Sam Allardyce. They were brought in over a period of seven or eight years when Sam was there and brought into play a certain style that they were used to.
"There is no criticism of Sammy Lee, it's just trying to fit round pegs in round holes. We have got a few issues and playing in that manner suits us a bit at the moment.
"We have got issues, it's not right to broadcast them and they are not personal and are purely footballing ones.
"You have two choices, either the white flag goes up or you keep going. The players certainly kept going."