SHAUN Garnett senses the spirit of unity that helped to drive Tranmere into the most successful spell in the club's history is once again filtering through the corridors of Prenton Park.
Garnett was a young centre half in the Rovers side, managed by Johnny King, that climbed two divisions and made Wembley a second home during the late 1980s and early 90s.
Now the 40-year-old from Wirral is a coach in the management regime, headed by Les Parry, that guided Tranmere's successful fight to defend their League One status over the last seven months.
Garnett hopes the escape from the threat of relegation, secured by a final game win at Stockport last weekend, can provide the platform for the club to build a brighter future.
Garnett said: "It was great to be part of another memorable day in the club's history. The atmosphere at Stockport took me back to my memories of when we were winning things here.
"Hopefully we can build from this and turn things around so that instead of fighting relegation, we are fighting for promotion in the future."
Garnett added: "Johnny King installed camaraderie into the team all those years ago and we've been getting some of that back under Les. We are a unit. The family feeling is there again. When we win we are together and when we lose we are together.
"I think Les has installed some of the principles he picked up working with Johnny King and later on with John Aldridge, Brian Little and Ronnie Moore. Les is doing what he thinks is important and the most important thing is we are a club, not individuals.
"Our squad is not the biggest but the lads battled and gave everything. Every player we used this season gave their all for us. There were times when the results did not go our way and some performances were a bit disappointing. But we always bounced back. Overall the response was tremendous."