There is no need for panic at Leeds United after the weekend home defeat to promotion rivals Norwich City but it must be said that their recent run of form has not been good enough for a side with designs on a return to the top flight.
Leeds have slipped away from contention at the business end of the season before, which makes it easy for some observers to put their recent issues down to bottle.
But it’s more likely that a thin squad hit by injuries is just struggling slightly for sharpness and ideas up against teams that now view them as a scalp and know what they’re about under Marcelo Bielsa.
And after the January departure of Samu Saiz, and the failure to bring in any senior outfield additions, inspiration is needed from somewhere to lift a squad that is faltering slightly back up to their best level.
That’s where loanee Isaiah Brown comes into play; he has been injured all season but has returned to fitness now and is performing well with the under-23 side.
It’s a cliche but the fact he would come into the team so eager to impress, make up for lost time and prove a point would make him like a new signing and add fresh legs and enthusiasm to a side who need to be ready to last the title pace.