Leeds United go into the weekend hoping to bury the hurt of their previous two outings - a defeat to Rochdale in the FA Cup and the 6-0 thrashing at the hands of their local rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
In fact they need to look even further back for a glint of inspiration.
The club have not won since beating Doncaster on the 14th of December - drawing two and losing four in their next six games.
The club certainly need to get their act back together - and fast in order to get back into the promotion race.
The alarming fact from their last six fixtures is their goal return of just three goals - a far cry from their previous efforts in front of goal this season.
Perhaps the team needs freshening up in the attacking department - which has been reliant on the goals of Ross McCormack this season.
Plenty of options have recently been out forward. Former Leeds hero Max Gradel, who was told today he could leave Saint-Etienne in this Transfer Window, was one name mentioned but Brian McDermott vetoed such a move.
Then there is the link with Adam Le Fondre. ‘Alfie’ wants a move away from Reading - where he previously worked under McDermott.
However, the news in Berkshire is that he is not Yorkshire bound.
But one option that could be considered might just have to be one of the players who helped inflict that Yorkshire humiliation last weekend … Connor Wickham.
The Sunderland striker has enjoyed an excellent spell on loan at Hillsborough - bagging eight goals in 10 games since arriving in November, including one against Leeds.
His loan deal at the club ends at the end of this month - but his place at Sunderland still seems under doubt - and Gustavo Poyet has admitted he could spend the rest of the current season out on loan to get first team football.
The £8 million striker almost guarantees goals at this level and after one successful stint in Yorkshire - why not another at Elland Road.
He might just be the ‘emergency loan’ that earns Leeds a play-off place come May.
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