Goalkeeper reflects on United league baptism...
Paul Rachubka is the first to admit he has come under the spotlight since his arrival in the first team - but the United goalkeeper is determined to emerge even stronger from the experience.
The30-year-old, who had impressed in pre-season after signing during the summer, was guilty of a late error on his home debut that saw Coventry City nick a point deep into stoppage time.
The subsequent media coverage focused on the goalkeeper's involvement in the goal, further highlighting the lonely role of the man between the sticks.
"I am disappointed with some mistakes I made, but I want to impress," said Paul, who made two outstanding saves at Birmingham City last midweek.
"I've got a long way to go to make up for that, but I know that. It is frustrating, but I am working hard and I'm enjoying it.
"As a goalkeeper when you do something well you're doing your job, if you make a mistake it costs you and you've let your team down.
"It's a tough position. It is a battle. You have to put it behind you, but you can't and it isn't that easy. You work your socks off not to do that and you can't change it. It helps motivate you to be better. You try and flip it on its head, look in a positive light, and make sure you don't do it again.
"Everything is scrutinised. At this level nothing gets missed. It's the Championship and that's why you want to play in it. You come under scrutiny and in goal it's magnified even more.
"Leeds has a great history of great keepers. There's been a long line of good goalkeepers and the fans compare you to that. I know that and accept that and I am working hard in everything I do. That's all I can do, week in week out.
"I want to improve my level of performance and keep improving. I want to test myself at a massive club. The team's doing well and I want to be a part of that, and for me that's keeping clean sheets while the strikers do all the interviews and get all the glory!"
The former Man U apprentice left Blackpool in the summer to join his former manager Simon Grayson at Elland Road and, like his old boss, Wednesday will be the first time he has come up against his old club.
"I'm part of the first team squad at Leeds United, this was a challenge I wanted, and we're moving forward and I'm a part of that," he said of his summer move.
"I didn't want to do something easy. I wanted to push myself and that's what I'm doing.
"This wasn't a game I particularly looked for. Football changes very quickly. I've been watching Andy Lonergan, now I'm playing and I want to show why I've been signed. I'll be doing my best to get three points and afterwards I will catch up with the Blackpool lads, but I won't change the way I prepare."