CITY’S temporary bosses are confident they can keep making it a smooth transition until the new man comes in.

Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars will take charge again this weekend as the interview process continues to unearth the permanent replacement for Stuart McCall.

The academy coaches helped stop the rot in midweek when City claimed their first league point for six games at Crawley.

Chief executive Ryan Sparks insists the pair have the club’s full backing while he focuses on bringing in the right manager.

Sellars said: “Everybody has been first class at the club. It’s brilliant to have that backing and the fact that they trust you with the first team and feel they are in good hands.

“For me and Mark it’s been a confidence booster to say that you’re good enough to take the reins for now, to help and support the team while somebody comes in.

“We’re just trying to do the best job we can while it’s going on.”

City moved away from the three centre halves preferred by McCall and reverted to a back four in the 1-1 draw with Crawley. But Sellars says there are no plans for radical changes during their stint in charge.

“We didn’t come in and turn everything totally upside down. We’re not the type of people to do that.

“We just want to make it simple for the players to know their roles and not get carried away. We just want to build on what’s been done and try to improve.

“We’re not looking to bring in a thousand new ideas but just any improvements we can make.

“Ultimately when someone comes in, whether interim or the new manager, it’s time to impress as a player because you want to be in the team and get your name out there.

“You’re playing for your careers and you want to do well. Players are happiest when they are playing and performing.

“I don’t think that’s any different here. These players are professionals and they know what their jobs are.”

They are likely to name the same side – but their options could be boosted by the potential return of Billy Clarke, Gareth Evans or Kurtis Guthrie.

They will make late checks on all three to see if they are ready to return from injury.

Callum Cooke has recovered from a dead leg he suffered towards the end of Tuesday’s game.

Sellars added: “It was a positive performance that we can only look to build on.

“It’s a step in the right direction but it’s a draw at Crawley and we’ve still got to get better.

“What an opportunity against Cambridge to make something happen again.”

Sellars feels the pair’s close working relationship has enabled them to keep disruption to a minimum.

“We’ve worked together quite a few years and we’ve got the dynamic. It comes quite naturally.

“As coaches we get on, but as people as well we share similar values and trust each other thoroughly.

“People have got different opinions when picking the team and usually it’s the best idea wins. It’s about being humble as well as having your beliefs on what the team should be.

"There is definitely room for healthy debate."