The Coventry City love-in continues unabated with the club's leading scorer, Dele Adebola, hailing manager Iain Dowie as a "breath of fresh air," writes Brian Dick.
The former Birmingham City striker was praised by Dowie after scoring twice in last Saturday's 4-1 win over Barnsley and labelled "the strongest man in the world" for the way he created opportunities for his team mates.
And Adebola, who now leads Leon McKenzie as the club's leading scorer with a total of nine goals, yesterday returned the compliment and credited Dowie with lifting spirits at the Ricoh Arena as well as improving results.
Coventry have won four of the six matches in which Dowie has been in charge and Adebola has scored four times in that run, a fact the he puts down to having more energy.
"I can't remember when I've felt better," Adebola said. "Last season I went on a little run of scoring goals but I didn't feel this fit  I've played three games in a week and could have easily done another 45 minutes.
"Iain [Dowie] has been a breath of fresh air. Whether you're playing or not, he treats everybody exactly the same, giving us the utmost respect and we have responded to that.
"We have a nice break now but I'm sure the manager will want us focused on the next game. You get back what you put in during the preparation."
The 31-year-old front-man also heaped praise on new strike-partner Michael Mifsud, who etched his name on the scoresheet with a well-taken goal against Barnsley.
"Michael never stops running, his work-rate is phenomenal and he brings something different to the team. We now have four good strikers battling for places which can only be good."
One of those strikers, McKenzie, scored in yesterday afternoon's reserve team draw with Hereford United. The former Norwich City man grabbed a 67th minute equaliser to cancel out Tim Sills' opener at the start of the second-half and played in a strong City side that also included Robert Page, Chris Birchall and Colin Cameron.