Both club managers will be hoping for an improvement in their side's early season form when Fulham and West Bromwich Albion return to Premier League action at Craven Cottage on Saturday after an international break for World Cup qualifiers.
Martin Jol's Fulham (1-0-2) suffered back-to-back defeats against Arsenal and Newcastle after winning 1-0 at Sunderland on the opening weekend of their 2013-14 league campaign, while West Brom (0-1-2) fared even worse with only one point gained from three matches.
Baggies boss Steve Clarke is still waiting to celebrate his team's first league goal of the season as well as their first victory. However, the 50-year-old Clarke is confident summer transfer window signings Lee Camp, Stephane Sessegnon, Victor Anichebe and Morgan Amalfitano will help kick-start West Brom's season.
"This year the international break came at a good time," said Clarke. "Last year we were a bit disappointed it came when it did because we had started well. It's nice to have got a little breather, with a number of boys away on international duty and after having a busy transfer deadline day.
"Camp, Anichebe and Amalfitano have been able to train with the group. We're definitely in a better place as a squad. We're stronger and competitive. We need to get them working together and picking up points. The deadline day was good for us. We've got some good players in and hopefully that will show very quickly in the results."
Clarke also expressed his delight striker Shane Long is still with West Brom after a deadline-day move to Hull City broke down.
"Shane Long is a very, very important member of our squad," insisted Clarke. "I've always said that. I said it all through last season and ever since I came in. He's here, and I'm delighted he's here. Shane has got a big contribution to make this season."
Fulham midfielder Derek Boateng, who arrived on a free transfer from Ukrainian club FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk back in May, says he is enjoying life in west London and hopes to help the club's other new signings settle in at Craven Cottage.
"It's been a very good experience for me," said the 30-year-old Ghana international. "Being in the Premier League has been great and training alongside the kind of players we have here at Fulham. I'm getting used to the league and am very excited to be here.
"It's a very tough league, but a very good league. Everyone is trying to do their best and every game you play is very tough. We're all looking forward to West Bromwich Albion now. It's a very important game for us after we lost the last two, so we need to get three points and get ourselves back on track and raise the confidence levels for the rest of the season."
Fulham will assess goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg's shoulder complaint ahead of Saturday's match, while Kieran Richardson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.
West Brom's James Morrison is still struggling with the groin injury and is likely to miss out along with Matej Vydra (hamstring).
Fulham did the double over West Brom last season, winning 3-0 at Craven Cottage behind a Dimitar Berbatov brace and a goal by Steve Sidwell. Baggies striker Peter Odemwingie was sent off after 38 minutes with Fulham already up a goal. The Cottagers won 2-1 at The Hawthorns on goals by Berbatov and Alex Kacaniklic. Romelu Lukaku scored for West Brom.