Northampton Town make a belated return home to Sixfields on Saturday, the first time they have played at their own ground since the heavy defeat by Wycombe Wanderers on 21 December that sealed Aidy Boothroyd's fate.
Andy King was made caretaker manager in the wake of that result and remains the man in the hotseat as York City come to town looking for a third straight league victory.
King has taken charge for three tough away trips and watched the Cobblers improve steadily, capped by last Saturday's 2-1 win at Newport County.
New loan signings Hallam Hope and Antonio German impressed in that game and are in line for their home debuts although Danny Emerton has been ruled out. King also seems to have offered a clean slate to the squad he inherited and has been rewarded with some good displays from recalled midfielder Darren Carter.
He told BBC Radio Northampton after netting at Newport: "It's the second half of the season and this is a great start for us now to put a run together. We've got to build on it and get the confidence levels up."
***Update*** Andy King's reshaping of the squad continues apace with two loan signings and a departure on Friday. Winger Matty Blair (Fleetwood) and versatile defender Sean McGinty (Sheffield United) arrive on one-month deals while striker Clive Platt has reached agreement over the remainder of his contract and left the club.