Fulham are the fourth visitors of the season to Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium tomorrow (3pm).
The Cottagers suffered Championship play-off semi-final defeat at the hands of Reading last term - and a push for promotion will again be their aim this time around.
Nigel Clough reckons Fulham's last visit to the Pirelli was the best his side faced in 2016/17, and the Brewers will have to build on their midweek draw at Norwich to secure another positive result this weekend.
Ahead of the game, we spoke to GetWestLondon's Ryan O'Donovan about building momentum, keeping key players and the Cottagers' biggest threat.
FULHAM PICKING UP AFTER SLOW START
Of the three sides who fell short of glory in last season's play-offs, only Sheffield Wednesday currently hold a top-half spot in the Championship table after seven games.
Fulham, meanwhile, sit mid-table, with 10 points leaving them 13th, having endured a stuttering start to their next promotion push.
A 2-1 victory over Hull City at Craven Cottage on Wednesday was their first home win of the campaign - a sign of how things have not yet fully clicked for Slavisa Jokanovic's class of 2017/18.
But O'Donovan reckons it is not too much of a surprise that things are still getting up to speed at the Cottage.
"I think it was always fairly likely," he said.
"And with the addition of 11 new players into the squad, it was always going to take time to settle and to get to know one another.
"Fulham started slowly last season too, and it wasn't until the second half of the season that they sparked into life and we saw the fantastic football they could produce.
"All in all, it was probably always going to happen.
"But the important thing is that they've only lost once this season and are now starting to find those important wins."
TRIUMPH OVER HULL OFFERS MOMENTUM AHEAD OF PIRELLI CLASH
Victory over Jackson Irvine's Tigers was one of those important wins.
Floyd Ayite put them in front, and while Jarrod Bowen's fifth goal of the campaign levelled things up for Hull, Stefan Johansen - a scorer at the Pirelli last term - was on hand to nudge home the winner for Jokanovic's men.
It was not a flawless display, according to O'Donovan. But it does offer the Cottagers another platform on which to build as they look to condemn Burton to their fifth loss of the season.
"The win against Hull was important as it got Fulham their first home win of the season and got that monkey off their back," he added.
"They were struggling to find the target while conceding sloppy late goals, and Wednesday's win finally saw them score more than once at home while putting in a pretty decent defensive display.
"However, there's still a lot to do, but Jokanovic will be happy that they can start building momentum."
RETAINING KEY MEN WAS GOOD BUSINESS
So often during transfer windows, the headlines are made by clubs who look to make big-name signings - or miss out on those attempted targets.
But it could be argued that Fulham's biggest coups this summer came in holding on to some of their key faces.
Tom Cairney was one of the Championship's standout performers last term, while teenage full-back-cum-winger Ryan Sessegnon - who scored against Burton last September - caught many a Premier League eye as the summer approached.
Crucially, both are still with the Cottagers. And as much as any new signings have boosted the squad for another promotion push, those two staying has been viewed as just as important in that bid.
"I think expectations are still the same - promotion to the Premier League," added O'Donovan.
"Retaining Tom Cairney and Ryan Sessegnon were the biggest deals they could've done over the summer - and that's exactly what they did.
"But they've strengthened the side, adding 11 new faces to add strength in depth, which was missing last season.
"As a whole, I think expectations will definitely be play-offs at least once again, while promotion will be the aim."
"Stefan Johansen is the man Burton fans should look out for tomorrow.
"He wasn't in perfect form on Wednesday, but he still ran the show against Hull and they just weren't able to live with him.
"In the absence of Cairney, Fulham's other senior players really step up to the plate, and I'd expect Johansen to do the same at Burton."
As mentioned above, midfield playmaker Cairney will be out of action at the Pirelli, as will Rui Fonte, who only returned to training recently after injury.
Chelsea loan star Lucas Piazon is a long-term absentee following a leg break suffered last month in the goalless draw at Leeds United.