Hearts goalkeeper Marian Kello has thanked the safe hands of manager Jim Jefferies for moulding a more cohesive unit at Tynecastle and persevering with him as number one.
The 28-year-old Slovakian stopper believes the cliques which developed in previous regimes are now gone under Jefferies' stewardship.
"We are more of a family than before," said Kello. "Jim has got us a little bit more together, a good squad with good people and we try our best.
"I think we're a squad of positive people and that's important.
"In the dressing room if you have groups, this never can work out. You need one family who are going one way and if there is even one man going the other way it is a problem."