Any excitement brought by back-to-back wins has swiftly subsided after Sheffield Wednesday's 0-0 draw at home to Bristol City on Saturday.
Awkward away trips, first to Ipswich Town and then Reading, follow this week, as Carlos Carvalhal's side look to put themselves back in promotion contention.
Such a busy schedule could see changes implemented by Carvalhal for the trip to Portman Road, although he still has Sam Hutchinson, Fernando Forestieri and George Boyd missing.
However, wholesale alterations may also be detrimental to a side which appeared to be getting into its stride before the international break.
Ross Wallace is perhaps the favourite to miss out, having been afflicted by flu this week - preventing him from training on Monday - although he is expected to resume fitness, as revealed by Carvalhal via the Sheffield Star.
Kieran Lee, who scored Wednesday's winner at Ipswich last season, could replace the Scottish winger if so, while Daniel Pudil and Steven Fletcher could return.
Here's how we expect the Owls to line-up in Suffolk...
How should Sheffield Wednesday line up at Ipswich?