Brentford have had a decent start to the Championship campaign and sit near the sides in the play-off spots.
The Bees were not expected to be as high as they are at the start of the season with Ian Holloway tipping them to be relegated.
However, they are one of a number of sides that can challenge for a top six spot. In order for this to happen, Brentford need to make sure they don't have another 'bad month' like October where they end up with only two, three or four points.
There have been several positives from the season so far, starting with the form of Dan Bentley in the Bees' goal.
Since joining from Southend, the replacement for David Button has made critical saves and has earned the Bees a fair number of points with his performances.
In front of him, a fully fit Maxime Colin is a model of consistency at right back with Harlee Dean and John Egan forming a formidable partnership in the centre of Brentford's defence.
Andreas Bjelland has been a revelation at left back and, with Callum Elder and Rico Henry to return, Dean Smith will have a tough decision to make.
In the middle, Ryan Woods has been the standout player so far this campaign with Nico Yennaris complementing him nicely.
The advanced midfield has been regularly rotated with Scott Hogan up front bagging the goals and is the leading scorer in the Championship for 2016 – not bad considering his first goal was in April.
There is always room for improvement and the squad need to share the goals a bit more than they have done to take the pressure off of Hogan.
The striker has had games where he is unstoppable but has also had some games where his standards fell short of what is expected of him.
If the Bees can improve their chance conversion rate, then there is no reason why they can't challenge for the top six.
The worry is that, were Hogan, who has suffered two anterior cruciate ligament injuries since joining the club in 2014, to get injured then the Bees would find themselves with their backs to the wall in terms of striker options.
Philipp Hofmann hasn't had the best of times at Griffin Park, while Lasse Vibe is preferred in the advanced midfield three.
Smith should certainly consider his striking options in January and sign someone to put pressure on Hogan's spot in the side, while also easing the pressure on the frontman in terms of goals.
With Lewis Macleod also out for the rest of the season, another player capable of playing in midfield would be a strong sign.
The likelihood is Alan Judge will depart the club in the upcoming transfer window and this will free up funds to bring players in.
Off the pitch, the Lionel Road project is gathering pace and the club are hoping to be building by early next year.
London Irish are looking at sharing the site and will be going to council in order for this to happen.
This will be a good thing as the rugby side will be able to share some of the costs, while bringing in some additional money for the club.
They will come up against resistance from the same groups who were against the stadium with one believing the project is going to 'destroy the area'.
The move in date has, though, been quietly moved back to 2019 but the club must start building in the next few months for two reasons: fulfil the planning permission requirements and also to help ensure dispensation is given from the Football League to keep the terraces at Griffin Park.