Coventry City manager Andy Thorn feels that his side have turned a corner.
With interest in Lukas Jutkiewicz and Sammy Clingan coming to nothing, Thorn feels this is another boost and told Sky Sports News: "The big thing was not having to sell Lukas , Sammy and the other big players.
"I went to work in the morning [of deadline day] expecting to batten down the hatches but that didn't materialise and all credit to the club for that, they assured me it wouldn't happen and they stuck to it.
"I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel now and I feel like we have turned the corner."
The City boss also backed the City support by saying: "Our support has been fantastic and have got right behind the players from the start.
"I just try to focus on the football on the pitch. If we get it together on the pitch I'm sure we will get it together off it.
"We have made a decent start performance-wise this season but we haven't been rewarded with the points.
"There has been a lot of changes, a lot of young boys coming in and everyone is doing well and we are just waiting for that first win to kick on.
"We lost three very good players and a few more went as well but as one door closes another opens and the young players have grasped the opportunity with both hands."