Jim McInally praised the impact of his new signings after Peterhead’s 4-0 thumping of Queen’s Park.
The Blue Toon boss now hopes his side can develop some consistency to push for a play-off spot.
Defender Ryan Strachan and debutant Grant Anderson both scored, while Rory McAllister notched a brace against the 10-man Spiders.
Peterhead remain eighth but are just three points off the final play-off spot.
After a difficult start, the Blue Toon have three wins in their last four outings.
January signings Aaron Comrie, Michael McMullin and Grant Anderson all started while Allan Smith also came off the bench.
McInally sees a renewed confidence within his players – and now has a pleasant selection headache.
He said: “I saw a difference just because there were fresh faces there and it keeps everyone on their toes.
“The guys who weren’t playing, especially during the first half, they will be looking and wondering how they’re going to get in after that.”
He added: “Delighted, especially the first half performance, it was really enjoyable to watch.
“We kept at it and we were pretty relentless. We were sharp, we played at a high tempo and there was a lot of quality there.”
The win was just Peterhead’s third at Balmoor in League One this season.
But it was a dominant display which ended with their biggest margin of victory in a year.
Pacy winger Anderson and Scott Brown were both denied within 50 seconds.
Jamie McKernon fired wide for the Spiders when well placed and Peterhead made them pay on 10 minutes.
Strachan powered home a header from Steven Noble’s corner to give the hosts a deserved early lead.
McAllister was unlucky not to score with a superb volley but new boy Anderson was more successful, notching on 25 minutes.
The ball fell nicely for him outside the area and his left-foot volley was inch-perfect, flying beyond William Muir.
McAllister got on the scoresheet seven minutes later, scoring from the spot after Ryan McGeever bundled him over to earn a second yellow.
The forward and Nathan Blockley had chances soon after but Muir was in inspired form.
The interplay of McAllister, Anderson and the excellent Jamie Stevenson was key in a superb first half.
Muir was forced into another great save from Blockley on 53 minutes.
But 10 minutes later, McAllister ended the scoring with his second of the day.
After cutting in nicely from the left, he lashed a shot into the right of the net from outside the area.
“Everyone is back in the mix,” McInally said of the play-off hunt. “That’s good that it’s like that.
“We just need to keep this bit of consistency going.
“If we can get two or three wins together, we won’t be far away from the play-offs come the end of the season.”