Gus Poyet hopes that moral-boosting shift will allow him to attract a higher calibre of recruit in the January transfer window.
Gus Poyet: "I've been watching the table every two minutes.
"It's not nice at the bottom, let me tell you.
"It's going to be tense, but at least we are coming from the bottom so we're going the right way.
"If you call me at any stage of my career and you are bottom badly, I would think twice, it's natural.
"But the club, the way we've been playing now, it gives a player an option to make a decision."