Emeka Nwabulu believes the arrival of Bala Nikyu at Wikki Tourists will help turn their fortunes around.
The Bauchi Elephants have endured an underwhelming start to the season, which also saw former coach, Mohammed Babaganaru sacked.
But they have secured the signature of the former Katsina United gaffer ahead of the second half of the campaign; a move the goalkeeper believes will help them hit the ground running when the league resumes later this month.
"We have a new coach and some new players that will help turn the poor performance in the first half around in the team in the second stanza," Nwabulu told Goal.
"He knows the team and some of the players there, so we are counting on his experience to help turn the situation around in the club."
On the new date for the restart of the Nigeria Professional Football League, fixed for May 21, the shot-stopper said: "I think the league postponement will make us prepare better and have a little more rest for the stress of the first round.
"So, I believe it will give us more time to rest and recover."
Wikki have garnered just 21 points, two better off bottom-placed Enugu Rangers, from 19 league games.