The Sky Bet Championship action begins on Thursday this week, as Huddersfield Town take on Nottingham Forest in front of the Sky Sports cameras in a 7.45pm kick-off.After a winless first six outings, the Terriers have enjoyed a recent surge in form to pick up maximum points from their last two fixtures.
The two wins came against manager Chris Powell's former side Charlton Athletic and Bolton Wanderers, and a third victory on the spin would see them leapfrog opponents Forest in the table.
In the opposite dugout will be Dougie Freedman, and his side were brought back down to earth with a 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough last weekend, having recorded back-to-back triumphs on the road prior to that.
In each of the last five meetings between Huddersfield and Forest, the winning side has gone on to keep a clean sheet.
That may be something the Terriers are yet to achieve this term, but they did so on two occasions last season, when they posted a Sky Bet Championship double over the City Ground club. They clinched a comfortable 3-0 home win in their first clash last November, before striker Sean Scannell gave them all three points in the return in April.
They also locked horns in the Capital One Cup in 2014/15, although it was Forest who ran out 2-0 winners on that occasion, through a James Vaughan own goal and a strike from Henri Lansbury.
Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest - last five meetings
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town 3-0 Nottingham Forest
Huddersfield Town 0-2 Nottingham Forest
Huddersfield Town 0-3 Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Huddersfield Town
In the media
On the back of two successive victories, Huddersfield boss Chris Powell says his side must maintain their momentum in order to climb up the Sky Bet Championship table.
“The home game against Forest last season featured a fantastic display by the team; it was a pulsating, end-to-end game with some good attacking and a clean sheet. I want one of those again; that’s a big theme for us at the moment," he told htafc.com.
“At the City Ground, I felt the performance and result cemented our position in the Championship. We got some more points after that but I felt that game was very important at the time, following up the win over Ipswich. Sean Scannell’s goal that day was deserving of winning any game."
Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman admits playing on a Thursday night has brought its difficulties, but knows his side will be all guns blazing for the win.
“It is a challenge, there’s no doubt about that," he said to nottinghamforest.co.uk.
"Trying to prepare your week, working three days in a row up until the game is very difficult.
“It’s been difficult in terms of trying to get the players focused on what’s needed but we think we’ve done a good enough job and there won’t be any excuses.
“We did a very light, technical session today – trying to keep them off their feet. Come matchday we’ll be prepared like any other game."
Huddersfield Town versus Nottingham Forest is live on Sky Sports from 7.30pm, and you can also follow our coverage on Twitter, via @SkyBetChamp.