Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of his side's weekend encounter with Millwall at the John Smith's Stadium.
Town are in pursuit of a first win at home in all competitions since the beginning of March, with Saturday's visitors one of just three opponents they have secured three points against so far in 2014.
The visit of Ian Holloway's men acts as the prelude to a tough-looking double header away from home at third-placed Wolves and Blackburn Rovers but securing a seemingly elusive home triumph would go some way to lifting the gloom from the 3-0 derby defeat at Leeds United.
Under Powell's stewardship, Town have only managed to amass one point from three games, but Powell remained bullish at today's meeting with the media.
But what were the main talking points from the press conference?
Here are three things that stood out when Powell faced the media.
Work being done to address the problems
It was made clear by the manager that the sort of mistakes committed at Elland Road will be consigned to the past, they simply have to be.
Powell did not actually appear overly concerned by how his side played in the Leeds debacle, his complaints were actually more closely related to the manner of the individual mistakes which cost his side dearly.
But nevertheless, the manager admits he has been able to assess his side's shortcomings in the derby defeat and has actively sought about "rectifying" them to put his side in better stead for the weekend visit of Millwall.
He may still be feeling his way in at the John Smith's Stadium, but Powell is intent on making his mark and one of the key aspects, he believes, in improving Town's fortunes is finding an equal footing between defence and attack, with neither department enjoying particular success at Leeds.
The other notable point to draw from this was Powell's belief that each and every one of his players must start to provide the goods on a consistent basis and vindicate their selection in the starting lineup, the manager can only do so much.
New signings are on the agenda
Town are perhaps hamstrung in that Chris Powell's arrival occurred after the transfer window, with the Terriers now unable to purchase any players until January and thus relying on the loan market or free transfers.
That immediately reduces the quality of player and, not just that, but any viable targets that do emerge will be headhunted by other clubs willing to do business.
It promises to be a difficult search but one Powell is eager to carry out, particularly for attacking reinforcements given the current paucity of options beyond Nahki Wells and the misfiring Jonathan Stead.
That is as a result of James Vaughan's latest injury but the fact Powell alluded to needing a competitive 22-player squad, alongside expressing a hint of envy towards Millwall boss Ian Holloway's ability to draft in numerous players during the summer months, indicates a desire to bolster the squad on his behalf.
Town may also require additional midfield options during the season but, as Powell is fully aware, discussing targets and nailing them down are two entirely different propositions.
Martin Paterson could come in from the cold
Having stepped up his rehabilitation from a knee injury sustained during pre-season with two goals in Town Under 21s' 4-1 success at Ipswich Town, Paterson could be one solution to Town's striking problems.
He holds proven pedigree at this level to his name and even displayed that last season, with a particularly fruitful spell over the festive period, but ended up on loan at Bristol City after becoming disgruntled with the lack of first-team opportunities after the signing of Nahki Wells.
But having joined up with the first-team squad once more, Powell now possesses another weapon in his armoury, albeit one without any exposure to Championship level football in quite some time.
Powell was forced to field numerous questions on the Northern Ireland international but simply suggested he will return when he is absolutely ready to - with no timeframe given.
He also praised the frontman for his goalscoring exploits for the U21 outfit and while he should not be expected to all of a sudden be the saviour after some ineffective attacking performances, the manager will see it as another asset to work with.