Guy Luzon is confident his in-form Charlton side can take three points from Derby on Saturday.
The Addicks were tipped by many to struggle against relegation from the Sky Bet Championship this season but began with a 2-0 win over QPR and then thumped Dagenham 4-1 in the Capital One Cup in midweek.
Next up is a trip to a Rams side who are among the favourites for promotion, but Valley boss Luzon is in buoyant mood.
"Derby are one of the best teams in the league, but we always have a lot of confidence, and the quality, to get the three points," the Israeli said at his pre-match press conference.
"I know they are a club that have played in the Premier League but that is not important for us, we are focused on our players.
"I always have confidence for my players and my team, and my expectation is to come away with three points."
David Nugent could be set for an immediate Middlesbrough debut against Bolton.
The one-time England striker has joined Boro for an undisclosed fee from Leicester and agreed a three-year contract.
Manager Aitor Karanka told the club website: "The good thing is that David wants to join us and believes in our project and this club. I believe we are signing a very good player."
MK Dons top the table after one game thanks to their 4-1 win over Rotherham last weekend, and they come up against a Preston side they pipped to automatic promotion from League One last season.
Preston were instead promoted via the play-offs, and Dons boss Karl Robinson told reporters: "We went toe-to-toe for such a long time and they deserved to go up.
"If the roles were reversed, I'm sure they would say the same. We've got a lot of respect for them."
Brighton defender Lewis Dunk will be in the side which travels to Fulham, the club which have reportedly bid £4million for his services.
But former Craven Cottage striker Bobby Zamora, who re-signed for the Seagulls this summer, is not expected to feature against his old club as he is still building up his match fitness.
Brentford head to Bristol City without record signing Andreas Bjelland, whose season is over just 45 minutes into his Bees career.
The Denmark defender suffered knee ligament damage during Tuesday's 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat by Oxford, with boss Marinus Dijkhuizen blaming the injury on the state of the Griffin Park pitch.
The Bees have brought in another defender, French right-back Maxime Colin, for an undisclosed fee from Anderlecht.
Elsewhere Burnley host Birmingham, Huddersfield are at home to Blackburn, SheffieldWednesday travel to Ipswich, Rotherham head to Nottingham Forest and QPR take on Cardiff at Loftus Road.