As far as introductions to English football go, the Sheffield derby is right up there with the best of them for new manager Jos Luhukay.
The Dutchman has been hard at work on the training ground during the week, in preparation for the televised Blades v Owls clash at Bramall Lane.
Luhukay will draw on all his previous derby experiences during his 22-year career as a coach in Germany and he told the media on Thursday:
“The focus is for tomorrow and the next games. We must try to give what we have.
“Friday is a special game for everyone. I know all about derbies and they are special games.
“I have had fantastic derbies in Germany and other countries and I think tomorrow I can use what I have learned.
“We must try to give our best. I know we lost the first game so we try to change the situation tomorrow.
“We have spoken as a team about the last game. There is a motivation for this game and we want to turn around this situation in the league.”
With so much to do and so little time prior to his first game, Luhukay has been pleased by the intensive work behind the scenes at Middlewood Road.
He added: “The players and the team are very hard working the past days and they have given me a good feeling for the weeks and months ahead.
“I don’t want to speak about the past, I just want to do the best I can do with the team moving forward.”