Bangkok Glass may look to an unlikely new scoring machine as they try to maintain their position at the top of the Thai Premier League (TPL) after the international break.
English-born Australian defender, Matt Smith, has struck the winning goal for the Glass Rabbits in two of their last three games and fans will hope for more of the same on Sunday when they face lowly TOT SC, still without a point after five games. Ricardo Rodriguez's men currently share top spot with Army United after four wins and a draw and their fans will expect them to remain there after making the short trip to play Somchai Supherm's side.
Smith, who won the A-League Grand Final with Brisbane Roar in 2012, has settled in quickly since joining before the start of the season, and netted two crucial goals.
When asked if he was setting a scoring target this season, Smith told ESPN FC: "Obviously, my main priority is to help the team defensively and ensure we do not give away too many opportunities to our opponents. If I can also help the team by chipping in with a few goals, it would be nice.
"At any opportunity, I go forward so, fingers crossed, I can get on the scoresheet a few more times."
Following their Thai FA Cup win last season, the Glass Rabbits seem to have kicked on despite the departure of manager, Anurak Srikerd. After an impressive season with Ratchaburi in 2014, Spanish coach Rodriguez has hit the ground running.
However, Smith believes it's too soon to talk about a title challenge. He said: "I think it is too early to say. It is, however, important to start the campaign well and I believe that we will keep progressing as a team."
While the Glass Rabbits have a good chance to make it 16 points from 18, Army United will aim to match them when they face Osotspa at home on Sunday. Like Bangkok Glass, Gary Stevens' men have experienced their best ever start to a TPL season. Whatever happens, it is likely that a team that plays in green will be top of the TPL on Monday morning.