With Wilcox now in post for barely 6 weeks, much of the improvement in the Cherries performances has being attributed to new assistant manager, Russ Wilcox, who replaced Steve Fletcher.
Manager Lee Bradbury is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "The only defeat we’ve had with Russ was against Sheffield United. He has been a big help for me. He is a good guy, a good coach, and he is strong in his beliefs and he has got some really good ideas. He has been great to have around. He has been doing it for 12 years now so he has got a good knowledge. He sees things sometimes that I don’t and vice-versa. We bounce ideas off each other and that is what a good team is".