Darryl Westlake has warned Sheffield United’s League One rivals that David Weir can transform his team into one of the most dangerous teams in the division.
United entered today’s Yorkshire derby at Bradford City having taken four points from their opening three outings in the competition.
Weir’s managerial career is still at the embryonic stage.
He was appointed as Danny Wilson’s permanent successor in June - but Westlake told the Green’Un that tangible progress is being made behind the scenes.
“You can see what he’s putting in place and it’s going to really benefit us in the long-run,” the former Walsall defender said. “That’s why there’s a really good mood in the camp, because everyone has bought into what both he and his staff want us to do.
“There’s so much attention to detail - more than I’ve ever experienced before - and that’s a good habit to get into.
“But, above all of that, it’s really enjoyable too which is important. We enjoy coming into work and that’s what he tells us to do.”
Westlake, who was named on the bench against Colchester last weeken, has nevertheless enjoyed something of a renaissance under the former Scotland international’s tutelage, and highlighed the opening day victory over Notts County as an example of what can be achieved.
“We got the result and that was great,” he said.
“But the thing that I also remember is the way we passed the ball.
“I thought to myself at the time ‘Do you know what? I wouldn’t like to play against us’.
“We just passed them to death to be honest.”