Burton Albion move from one recently-relegated Premier League side to another tonight as they travel to Middlesbrough for their third Championship game of the season (7.45pm).
The Brewers are still looking to get their points tally ticking over following back-to-back defeats, having lost 4-1 at Hull City on Saturday.
But they will face a tough test against Garry Monk's Boro, a side likely to be back in the familiar surroundings of the Championship's upper echelons come the business end of the campaign.
We spoke to the Gazette's Jonathon Taylor to get the lowdown on life back in the second tier, Monk's arrival and the man who makes Middlesbrough tick.
QUICK TURNAROUND AT THE RIVERSIDE
Middlesbrough's long-awaited return to the Premier League last term never quite lived up to what Boro's supporters would have hoped for following a lengthy hiatus.
The Riverside club managed only five wins - the fewest in the division - as they made an immediate return to the Championship.
As Taylor points out, though, Boro were not going to spend much time licking their wounds following relegation.
Instead, a new manager was brought in in the form of Garry Monk, the coaching team changed and money was invested to create a squad capable of challenging at the top end again.
It may be early days in this new era, but optimism is high on the banks of the River Tees.
"It was a tough season for Boro - you can't really write over that," said Taylor of the Premier League return.
"But the chairman promised a summer of changes and that things would get back on track - and he has delivered.
"There's a new manager in, a new coaching team and lots of new signings, making Boro the biggest spenders in the division.
"There is a pressure that comes with that. The sign from the first two games is promising, though, but there's also signs that they are not quite the finished article yet.
"It takes time to get players on the same page.
"It's also a different approach for them - there's a much more attacking emphasis to what there was under Aitor Karanka. It can't change overnight."
BORO LOOKING FOR PACY START - BUT WARY OF BREWERS
Boro's 1-0 triumph over Sheffield United on Saturday saw them to only their second league victory of 2017.
You can be confident they will secure a good few more before the year is out as they look to make sure they are part of the promotion discussion down the line.
Key to that will be a fast start to the campaign - not something they have always been known for.
Having beaten the recently-promoted Blades, Taylor says Monk and his players will be keen to make it two from two home outings at the expense of the Brewers.
But Boro's experience in the Championship means they will not be taking Nigel Clough 's side lightly tonight.
"There were questions about how they would start," added Taylor.
"Boro have often started August quite slowly in the Championship, especially in the 2014/15 season, when they ended up missing out on promotion by a couple of points.
"You looked back and that start ultimately cost them.
"Their opening game should have been a 0-0 all day long and one defensive mistake saw them beaten by Wolves, and then they beat Sheffield United 1-0.
"They were perhaps a touch fortunate with that late goal disallowed, but it was much more like it.
"They will definitely be eyeing up six points from these two home games, but they will be wary of Burton, as they were wary of Sheffield United.
"They know what the Championship is about.
"I think Boro will see it as a dangerous game because they will think Burton see it as a free hit.
"But Monk will think that if his side put in a certain level of performance, their quality should shine through."
"Defensively, Adam Clayton has started the season very well," said Taylor.
"He was originally a box-to-box midfielder, but Karanka turned him into a defensive midfielder, and now under Monk it's a different role again.
"He is in defensive midfield, but he drops alongside the centre-backs and everything starts with him.
"He's the metronome in the midfield. Shackling him is probably the quickest way to get at Boro.
"Further upfield, while Britt Assombalonga will get a lot of headlines, Patrick Bamford seems to be the glue that keeps it all together.
"He changed the game off the bench against Wolves, and last time he was in the Championship, he won the player of the year award."
Martin Braithwaite - a £9m summer signing for Boro - looks to have a hamstring issue that will keep him out of the Albion clash.
Defender Daniel Ayala, meanwhile, missed Saturday's win over the Blades and is doubtful for Burton's visit.