Baptiste impressed by Appleton
Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste has been highly impressed by the start of Michael Appleton's reign at Bloomfield Road.
Ian Holloway's departure to Crystal Palace was confirmed hours before a rudderless Pool went down 4-1 at Derby 12 days ago.
A midweek victory over Sheffield Wednesday under caretaker manager Steve Thompson followed before Appleton was installed ahead of last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Bolton, and Baptiste insists the former Portsmouth boss has already made his mark.
"Obviously the Friday and the Saturday weren't the best," the 26-year-old said when discussing Holloway's departure. "It happened on the Friday night, we had a difficult game against Derby (on Saturday) and we didn't know until 12 o'clock Saturday.
"Monday was just business as usual, the assistant took over. We did a training session on Monday, had a great result on Tuesday and then the gaffer comes in on Thursday.
"Obviously it's a bit like you don't know what's happening, but over the last week the gaffer has brought a lot of structure to the club and his ideas are different class. You can tell why he's one of the brightest English managers coming through."