Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn will be eager for his team to get another game under their belts after a superb win against Bournemouth in their last game.
The aim at the club remains the same in the short term; win matches, put points on the board and climb the table away from the relegation places.
Here are five mid-week talking points for the Leeds boss.
The new signings
Sol Bamba and Granddi Ngoyi give the boss different options but he has to decide whether to throw them straight into the team. He’ll be assessing how they’re settling in closely and whether they’re ready to go straight into the team.
Redfearn confirmed to the Yorkshire Evening Post that the forward isn’t carrying a serious problem. The boss has decide whether to risk him against Huddersfield after a slight niggle when he has other attacking options available.
The team’s attitude
This will be on Redfearn’s mind because the side didn’t have a game last weekend. They will be fresher but it’s important he drills the positive aspects of the performance against Bournemouth into his players and doesn’t allow them to lose focus.
The team’s form
The challenge for Redfearn, with a long than usual gap between games, is how he can keep players in good form. For example, Luke Murphy was superb against the Cherries and Redfearn needs to find a way of helping him maintain that momentum.
Behind the scenes
Massimo Cellino’s exit is likely to have played on the mind of the manager. It’s important he stays focused on his job with the team and gets them into a strong position by the time Cellino returns to the club.