Huddersfield Town are aiming to go three games unbeaten when they take the trip to Bolton on Saturday afternoon for the first game of 2016.
Although they lie bottom of the Championship, Wanderers have a decent home record with four clean sheets at the Macron Stadium and only two losses so far this term.
Town will want to make that a hat-trick...
Here are three individual battles that could make the difference against the Trotters...
Joel Lynch v Gary Madine
Fresh from scoring the winner against Blackburn Rovers last time out, Gary Madine will be charged with leading the line for Bolton in search of a second positive result on the bounce.
Four strikes to his name this term means the 25-year-old is the club's joint top scorer, and his aerial threat will be one for Joel Lynch to keep a close eye on if Town are to emerge with a clean sheet - two of his four goals have been scored with his head.
Fond of lay-offs for others and short passes, Madine is one to watch in the box from set pieces - an Achilles heel for the Terriers defensively.
Rested for the draw with Queens Park Rangers, Lynch should return to the heart of the defence in Lancashire. Imperious against Rotherham in his first game back from injury, a similar performance in keeping Madine quiet will help in stunting Bolton's forward thrust.
Emyr Huws v Zach Clough
In the absence of Dean Whitehead, David Wagner has found a midfield balance of Emyr Huws and Jonathan Hogg in recent games with the pair starting both festive fixtures against PNE and QPR.
Welsh international Huws, who scored twice against the Trotters in September, will have to use his defensive nous to cope with the threat of Zach Clough drifting between the lines.
Still only 20, Clough missed three months of the season after surgery on his shoulder yet has still chalked up three goals from attacking midfield - and has only taken 25 shots on goal to do it. The youngster draws fouls often as the opposition struggle to cope with his brand of attacking play, and he has created 13 chances for his teammates so far this term.
Emyr has only picked up two yellow cards in 17 appearances for the Terriers and Town will look for him to combine attacking risk with defensive solidity in the centre of the park.
Nahki Wells v Prince-Desir Gouano
Since coming on at half time against Brentford, Huddersfield's main striking threat Nahki Wells has played 90 minutes against both Preston and QPR - scoring three times in the process.
Against a Bolton side that has only lost twice on home turf, Wells will be the focal point of Town's attacking strategy, and he'll have to find a way past Prince-Desir Gouano.
On loan from Atalanta, the 22-year-old French defender has made 18 appearances for the Trotters this season and with 71 interceptions and 73 clearances has been vital to Neil Lennon's cause.
Wells' all-round display against Preston was excellent, so even if he doesn't score this time, his ability to make a nuisance of himself will create space and opportunity for others.