Conor Coady has called on Huddersfield Town to take on Saturday’s visitors Brentford “with all guns blazing”.
Chris Powell’s side are desperate to secure a first win in five Championship outings after slipping to 19th.
But the promoted Bees are up in third and chasing a sixth straight win.
Midfielder Coady faced Brentford twice when on loan to League I Sheffield United last season.
Coady acknowledged: “They are a good side. I’ve seen a few of their games on television this time and they have kicked on.
“They are going really well at the minute, but we have been strong at home and we need to keep that going.
“We have to go at them with all guns blazing and maintain our focus.”
Town have won three and drawn three of their last six at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Already without Harry Bunn, Powell is keeping close tabs on winger Sean Scannell, who also has a thigh problem, as well as defender Joel Lynch (groin).
Coady is hoping both players makes it on Saturday, and said of Scannell: “He gives every side problems.
“He is a great outlet for us.
“When you give him the ball you know he’s going to do something.”
The 21-year-old Liverpool product also accepted Town must tighten up defensively after losing 1-0 at Bolton Wanderers.
“We let a ridiculous goal in, and we were really, really unhappy about it,” he added.
“We left their lad (Craig Davies) unmarked, so we need to look at that as a team and sort it out.”