Head coach David Wagner says the arrival of the January transfer window won’t distract him from Huddersfield Town’s trip to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
The German accepts fans are keen to discover who might be coming or going next month as he plots a climb up the Championship standings.
The window opens 15 hours before the 3.00 clash with Bolton, but Wagner says any moves can wait until afterwards.
After the 3-1 Boxing Day home win over Preston North End and Monday’s 1-1 draw at QPR, he is aiming for seven points from Town’s trio of festive fixtures.
Troubled Bolton are bottom of the table and Town are seeking a double after beating them 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium in September.
“This is a very important game for us but not an easy one,” warned Wagner, who will take his squad away for an overnight hotel stay after training on New Year’s Day.
“They beat Blackburn Rovers on Monday and will be desperate for another win, so we will have to be ready to deal with for that.
“Of course the transfer window is close, and of course part of my job is to be prepared and to have targets in mind.
“But it will only be a happy new year for us if we get something from Bolton and that’s what I want to focus on.”
Among the first items on the transfer-window agenda will be Ben Chilwell, Jed Steer and James Vaughan.
Left-back Chilwell’s loan from Leicester City ends after Saturday’s game, and Town will ask about an extension.
They could also re-sign Aston Villa keeper Steer, whose latest John Smith’s Stadium stay was over after the Preston game.
Meanwhile striker Vaughan’s initial loan at Birmingham City expires after the visit of Brentford to St Andrew’s on Saturday.
The 27-year-old has made four starts and one appearance from the bench, but has yet to score for Blues.
He was an unused substitute in Monday’s 1-0 home win over MK Dons.