Huddersfield Town will look to secure their first three points of the Chris Powell era on Saturday when they travel to Leeds United for an eagerly-anticipated West Yorkshire derby.
The Terriers claimed their first draw under Powell's tutelage on Wednesday night with a 0-0 draw against Wigan Athletic as they recovered from the late setback in the 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Powell said he wants his side to "play the game, not the occasion" at his pre-match press conference this morning as Town gear up for a return to the ground where they suffered a 5-1 mauling last season.
Town dropped into the relegation zone as a result of their bore draw with the Latics and Bolton Wanderers' 3-2 win over Rotherham United but secured three of their five points so far on the road this season with the 2-1 win at Reading.
Leeds, meanwhile, have collected six of their 10 points at home this term from three games so far with only Brighton and Hove Albion - who secured an impressive 2-0 win - coming away with anything from their trip to Elland Road.
Here are the three battles which could decide the West Yorkshire derby on Saturday as Town look to get another win under their belts.
Giuseppe Bellusci v Jonathan Stead
Whether Town fans like it or not, the probability is that Stead will be handed the opportunity to spearhead the frontline once more, despite some below-par recent outings.
Fitting the mould perfectly for what Town require at the side's attacking tip, Stead has been unable to provide any sort of cutting edge or indeed any sort of tangible hold-up play to invite other players forward.
But as a Huddersfield-born lad, this fixture will resonate with him just as much as it will with the travelling supporters on Saturday and his contribution in the reverse fixture last season - a matchwinning strike - is proof that he is capable of better.
In Bellusci, Stead faces perhaps his worst nightmare in a central defender. The Italian is aggressive and proactive in his attempts to win the ball back and is hardly bashful when it comes to moving forward when in possession.
He approaches this game on a comparative high to Stead, who despite a goal against Middlesbrough has proven the recent scapegoat at Town, after scoring a crucial free-kick in his side's 3-1 win at Bournemouth in midweek, making it imperative that Stead ruffles a few feathers early on.
Stephen Warnock v Sean Scannell
The impact the Town winger had when he emerged on Wednesday night against Wigan was telling; it seems as if the arrival of Chris Powell as manager has breathed new life into his career at the John Smith's Stadium.
Powell was effusive in his praise of the wideman when he was unveiled as the new boss and - with the complements still ringing in his ears - he produced a performance full of pace, trickery and endurance.
If he gets the nod on Saturday, he will have to produce an equally efficient performance to peg back Warnock, who has been one of Leeds' most undervalued and yet most important players so far this season.
In Warnock, Scannell faces a relentless opponent capable of having an influence further forward, as his goal against Bolton Wanderers will attest, but the Town winger should relish the narrow formation Leeds have set up in recently.
It is unclear how Powell will line up his side, having flirted with a 4-3-3 formation since taking charge but that could allow Scannell to isolate his marker and utilise his pace, as well as possibly allowing for Nahki Wells to move into the middle should he be trusted with operating the lone frontman role.
Tommaso Bianchi v Conor Coady
The honeymoon period is coming to a close for Coady who, having been his new side's standout player in the first handful of appearances after his move from Liverpool, has gone off the boil slightly.
Town fans enjoy the robust nature of his game and his ability to destruct as well as keep the ball moving, but there is a suspicion that Town need a midfielder who can grab a game by the scruff of the neck and of each of the midfield contenders, he fits the bill best.
His qualities should mark him out as a box-to-box type capable of dictating the tempo of the game and Town need that level of performance tomorrow, but he does not seem the sort of character to shirk from that responsibility.
He will be the man who must shut off Leeds' moves at source and that source will be Bianchi as one of the deeper-lying midfielders, with the Italian happy to sit and orchestrate his side's play.
He is not a defensive midfielder as such, more someone that is capable of supplying a telling pass, much like Daniel Tozser at Watford who set up Troy Deeney to score the Hornets' first against Town.
Coady has to dictate but also be sure to apply pressure to the chief creator at the hub of the hosts' side.