Looking ahead to Saturday's fixture at Bristol City, United boss Nigel Clough has identified City's talisman.
"Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is a player that on his day can score from anywhere on the pitch, said Clough.
"Bristol City are gradually finding their feet after a really difficult start, they come into the game on a good unbeaten run.
"Everyone will be surprised to see them at the wrong end of the table, similar to ourselves, but you get nothing for the size of your crowd or tradition, it all comes down to what happens on the pitch.
"Expectation can be off putting at times, but you have to deal with expectation and embrace it.
"We are both where we are for a reason and we can only affect the future, both clubs with stability have the potential to return to the Championship and that will be the long-term goal."
The Gaffer added: "We have watched Bristol City and Sean (O'Driscoll) is still trying to stamp his authority on the team, but like anything it takes time.
"It will be a difficult game for us, which goes without saying, but at the moment I want the lads to be focused on grafting out results and hopefully we can start that on Saturday."