Matty Kosylo believes the recent managerial change has seen a shift in mentality at AFC Fylde.
The Coasters are currently enjoying a four-game unbeaten run, a streak that came on the back of four straight defeats.
That run saw long-serving boss Dave Challinor axed, with caretaker bosses John Hills and Brett Ormerod being brought in to oversee back-to-back victories.
Jim Bentley took the reins last week, bringing an end to 17 years at fellow Lancashire side Morecambe.
The new boss has drawn his first two games in charge, the second a goalless stalemate at home to Dover Athletic on Saturday.
While Kosylo feels the Coasters were the better side that Mill Farm encounter, he believes they could quite easily have lost that game had it taken place earlier in the season.
“I think there’s been a bit of a mentality shift,” said the forward, who joined Fylde from FC Halifax Town in the summer.
“Three or four weeks ago we might have lost that game despite being on top.”