Scott Parker can be reasonably satisfied with how his Fulham side have started life in the Championship following last season’s relegation.
They sit in seventh place with 11 matches played and look well on course to challenge for a place in the top-six at the very least as they look to make an immediate return to the promised land.
With the January transfer window just around the corner as well, planning will have already started with some first-team members no doubt feeling a tad nervous as well.
Here then, are THREE Fulham players who need to impress…
Maxime Le Marchand
The Frenchman started the season in the back-line but a dismal display away to Barnsley on the opening day quickly saw him tumble down the pecking order.
He is behind both Tim Ream and Alfie Mawson and if he does not nip ahead of one of them before January, and the arrival of Michael Hector, his chances of first-team football at Craven Cottage for the season could evaporate completely.
The goalkeeper impressed during the Whites 2-0 defeat to Southampton in the League Cup but remains behind Marcus Bettinelli in the pecking order.
He will be desperate for a chance to impress in the first-team once again but it could be a case of the 22-year-old being sent out on loan again in January if not.
He will want to play first-team football, after all.
The competition at right-back has been unexpectedly fierce this season but it is Christie who has suffered most as a result of it.
Steven Sessegnon appears to be leading the charge, with his added attacking threat, whilst Denis Odoi remains Parker’s preferred back when a more defensive approach is called upon.
Two appearances is all Christie has managed so far and it does not look like he will be shifting from third-choice unless he can impress.