Chris Powell is preparing for another three-game week believing he has learned valuable lessons from the first.
At home to Millwall today, Huddersfield Town go to Wolves on Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers on Saturday before another international break.
Powell has carried out a thorough post-mortem on his first three matches at the helm.
Then came the highly disappointing 3-0 derby setback at Leeds United last Saturday.
Town are third-bottom of the Championship with just one win from eight with seven goals scored and 18 conceded.
“It’s glaringly obvious our goals against column is not great,” said Powell. “The clean sheet against Wigan was our first in 20 matches and that tells its own story.
“We have to defend better, both as a team and individually.
“That’s always been a big thing with me, because a clean sheet means a point at the least.
“But we also have to win games, be creative and be positive.
“We have to give our fans something to shout about, especially in home games.
“I’m all too aware our home form hasn’t been great, to put it mildly.”
Powell is looking to bring in new faces, initially via the loan market, with the frontline a priority, then during the January window.
But he is quick to say the current squad is capable of climbing the table.
“We have good players here, and they need to start doing themselves justice,” he added.
“We’re working hard on the training pitch to find the shape and system that gives us the best chance of success.
“We need to find that spark that will bring a win, which will in turn bring impetus and confidence.
“I’ve been in this situation both as a player and a manager.
“And I know things can change quickly in a division like the Championship.”
Striker Martin Paterson, wideman Adam Hammill and Martin Paterson are all in full training and pushing for recalls.
The Under 21s face Millwall at PPG Canalside on Monday (1.00).