Motherwell head to face Hearts in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday.
The Edinburgh club play host to the Steelmen, having already won at Fir Park earlier in the campaign.
The story so far
Craig Levein set about turning his squad around in the summer, bringing in seven new faces and also tying down Steven Naismith on a permanent basis.
Craig Halkett arrived from Livingston, and was joined by Conor Washington, Loic Damour and Glenn Whelan.
The loan signings of Joel Pereira from Manchester United and Ryotaro Meshino from Manchester City followed, but the former will miss out at the weekend.
Jamie Walker returned to the club after a year away at Wigan Athletic, but has since been sidelined by injury.
With four league games played, the Gorgie club sit second bottom of the table with two points gained against Hamilton Academical and Ross County at home.
Cup progression, however, was secured at Motherwell’s expense last month, setting up a last-eight tie with Aberdeen at home at the end of September.
With nine games played, Hearts have won three, drawn four and lost two in all competitions.
In the Betfred Cup, wins over Cowdenbeath and Stenhousemuir came with draws with Dundee United and East Fife, with a bonus point gained in the match with the Terrors. Victory over Motherwell then followed.
Two home games with Hamilton and Ross County yieded the two league points gained so far, with defeats coming at Aberdeen and Celtic.
Out injured: John Souttar, Joel Pereira, Steven Naismith.
Doubtful: Michael Smith