New boss Tony Pulis will get down to the job of hopefullly steering Wednesday away from the foot of the Championship table from Monday morning.
His appointment on Friday ended an 18-month break from management for Pulis, his last job being at Middlesbrough, and in recent times he has taken on various roles within the sports media, both on TV and radio.
Pulis is expected to take his first training session with the squad – minus Liam Palmer and Callum Paterson who are away on international duty with Scotland – at Middlewood Road on Monday and then hold a press conference in the afternoon, albeit remotely.
With no midweek game coming up because of the internationals being played, the new manager will then have the week to prepare his squad for next Saturday’s trip to Preston.
We will go into that match one place off the bottom of the Championship table, on six points and two away from safety, and while Pulis may well have to contend with one or two on-going injuries, it will be more than a little interesting to see if he decides to make any immediate changes to recent starting line-ups or to the formation.
Preston sit in 14th place on 13 points, having lost all of their five home league games to date (as we know, Wednesday usually come to the rescue of teams on runs like that) but they have won four of their five away matches – including victories at Brentford and Reading.