Dan Twardzik says he knew eventually Motherwell’s results would turn positive so was surprised Stuart McCall quit as manager.
Interim manager Kenny Black did his chances of getting the job no harm with victory over Dundee United on Friday, while the likes of Owen Coyle and Billy McKinlay are reported to be among the favourites.
A London consortium is also rumoured to be looking to invest in the club and installing former Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano is the hotseat.
Twardzik said: “It was good to get the win against Dundee United, we had played well in the previous two games and got nothing so I think we deserved it.
“It was a surprise when Stuart left, okay we had been losing matches, but I think we had shown plenty of desire.
“We had to just keep working hard and knew one day the results would come back and that’s what happened against United.”
Due to the international break ’Well’s next match takes place on Saturday, November 22, when they travel to Inverness, but Twardzik says it won’t affect the players if a new man isn’t in place by then.
He said: “Hopefully the win over United will give us a spark to push on, I’m sure everyone will be a lot happier and more relaxed than in previous weeks on the back of a victory
“However, it’s the club’s decision when it decides the appointment of a new manager is made, as players we can’t say what we want.
“We just have to go into training every single day, it doesn’t matter who takes it, and ultimately it is us who are out on the pitch and have to deliver.”