Wolverhampton Wanderers again perform in front of their home crowd against Crystal Palace tonight, knowing that it's highly unlikely that they will post the 'house full' notices for the second time in five days.
But, flushed by the success of last Friday's 'tickets for a tenner' promotion, which attracted a near-capacity crowd for the visit of Roy Keane's Sunderland, Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey can at least hope.
"We're well aware that our gates have fallen this season," said Moxey. "We're hoping that those people who came and saw us for the first time this season on Friday night will want to return, having been impressed with what they've seen.
"There's a real freshness about the team Mick McCarthy has built. Although our Friday night experiment is not something we plan to do again in the near future, it was merely a response to Sky having chosen to cover the game live, we hope it's a long-term success by attracting more people back to Molineux."
Wolves regularly attracted crowds of over 27,000 in their first season following relegation from the Premiership, thanks to the success of the club's annual discounted early-bird season-ticket promotion. However, such was the disillusionment of life under Glenn Hoddle that last season's average gate dropped 11 per cent, from 26,600 to 23,600.
Until last Friday, this season's average was only 19,000 but to hear a Molineux crowd in full voice was an exciting sound for the club's latest signing, Michael McIndoe.
The former Barnsley winger is in tonight's squad, having agreed a deal which sees him arrive initially on loan before completing his move in January.
The 27-year-old has already played in a winning team this season against Wolves, for Barnsley last month, but he cannot wait to start in gold-and-black for the first time after his first taste of Molineux.
"It was a fantastic atmosphere," he said. "It was a cold night but the fans were in fine voice and it was really noisy."
A year ago, McIndoe was part of the Doncaster Rovers side which pulled off one of the shocks of the season, scoring the penalty that set them on their way to a 3-0 Carling Cup win over Aston Villa.
Now, having moved up a grade by joining Barnsley in the summer, he has stepped up in class again by moving to a club in the right half of the Championship table. If McIndoe plays in the wide left role in which he clearly so impressed McCarthy at Oakwell last month, that will throw up an interesting comparison with one of tonight's opposition, Mark Kennedy.
The Irish winger, dazzling in his first season with Wolves, became something of a disappointment to the fans during the rest of his stay at Molineux.