Birmingham City intend to get their Championship promotion push back on track this Saturday when Peterborough United visit St Andrew’s.
Blues momentum was bumped by defeat at Reading in their last match heading into the international break.
They were going for a tenth straight game without loss.
But they are confident that it was a minor hiccup and they can maintain their proud home form against the Posh.
Blues have conceded just one goal at St Andrew’s in the league in winning four and drawing two of their games there.
And with Peterborough giving up goals left, right and centre – 29 conceded already this season – the opportunity is there before Chris Hughton’s men.
It will only be the ninth meeting between the clubs.
And the last time Peterborough visited Blues, in September 1994, it caused quite a stir in more ways than one.
Blues won comfortably 4-0 with goals from Gary Bull (two), Jose Dominguez and Paul Tait. Steve Claridge hit the post with a penalty.
But Barry Fry’s after-match comments to television enraged the Blues boardroom.
Fry accused David Sullivan of not knowing the ‘difference between a goal line and a clothes line’.
He was miffed in part by disagreement over Dominguez, the little Portuguese dribbler Sullivan and Brady didn’t want to buy at £80,000 and £450-a-week from Benfica.
Karren Brady saw the interview and stormed to the dressing room area and dragged Fry out of the shower to reprimand him.
“I was dripping wet. I put a towel round me and she gestured me towards the boot room. She slammed the door and shouted at me in no uncertain terms: ‘Don’t you ever embarrass David like that again. Do you understand? Stop this bickering and fighting. Stop it!’.
“During the course of my drive home I suddenly developed the greatest respect for her. I had received a huge roasting, but her loyalty to David was not only unquestionable, it was demonstrable.
“I thought how I would like to be like that with my players,” said Fry, now Posh’s director of football.
Meanwhile, Maik Taylor could be joining Leeds United. The 40-year-old has been without a club since his summer release by Blues.
Taylor made an immediate impact for Leeds after playing in a behind-closed-doors match against Chelsea at the club’s Thorp Arch training ground.
Taylor saved a penalty as Leeds defeated the Londoners 2-1.
Leeds manager Simon Grayson has already brought in Alex McCarthy on a month’s loan from Reading as Andy Lonergan is on the sidelines with a broken finger.
Grayson said: “Maik is an experienced goalkeeper who has been without a club since the summer.
“He is available to train and play, and he did very well against Chelsea. We’re obviously looking at the goalkeeping situation so we’ll see how things develop and what suits both parties.”
Paul Rachubka is out of favour at Elland Road after his nightmare display against Blackpool, leaving only teenager Alex Cairns as Grayson’s other option.