Paul Devlin's first five weeks at Walsall have been a microcosm of their season.
Turbulent begins to describe the 33-year-old's short spell at Bescot Stadium as he endured a calf strain on his debut, three managers and a red card on his home debut.
Life is never dull at Walsall and Devlin is hoping that the appointment of Kevan Broadhurst can bring a period of stability to the club after their recent travails. Paul Merson's departure and the interim appointment of Mick Halsall has ensured Devlin is on his third manager in just over five weeks at the club.
Broadhurst arrived at Bescot on Stadium charged with keeping the Saddlers in League One and the incentive of a long-term deal if he can turn round their fortunes.
However, that is no easy task. You have to go back to New Year's Eve to find Walsall's last league victory and their dreadful run of form has left them entrenched in the drop zone.
Devlin, who is suspended for tomorrow's match at Southend, has warned supporters that the proposed route to survival is unlikely to be pretty.
He said: "We have had only one session with Kevan and I think we are going to be a bit more rigid.
"It looks as though we are going to play at a high tempo and he has simplified our game, as we need to get results quickly.
"He has told the defenders to defend and, on the basis of one session, it looks as though we are going to be very well-organised.
"I haven't spoken to him too much as yet because he needs to concentrate on the players who are available for this weekend."
Walsall supporters have yet to see the real Devlin since his arrival in January.
A calf injury at Chesterfield curtailed his debut prematurely before a stray elbow against Scunthorpe sentenced him to a three-match ban on his return.
These factor have contributed to a difficult return for the Sutton Coldfield-based winger and he is desperate to make amends.
He said: "I haven't really got started at Walsall but I intend to play a full part in the last 12 games.
"I let myself down against Scunthorpe and I am eager to impress the new manager.
"It doesn't matter whether you are 23 or 33, you want to play every week and I am no different. It has certainly been a turbulent couple of weeks but it isn't the first time it has happened in my career.
"You have to knuckle down and get on with it. "It doesn't take a genius to work out that if you are conceding more goals than you score you are in trouble.
"Paul Merson was a bit unfortunate with injuries but that looks as though it is set to improve over the next few weeks.
"Personally, it will be nice just to complete a full game for the club!
"However, I am sure we have got enough quality to survive no matter who the manager picks." ..SUPL: