With a new owner, a new manager and a plethora of new players at their disposal, Leeds United fans may have been hoping for a new start in their season opener last weekend.
This Saturday brings about another chance for the club to register their first points of the new campaign as they host Middlesbrough at Elland Road.
Hockaday is likely to make a number of changes from the side that squeezed past Accrington Stanley in the League Cup on Tuesday, although Souleymane Doukara is expected to start again having scored both goals in the win.
Only time will tell whether that will be enough to replace McCormack's 29 league goals from the last campaign, but the new signing could be given the chance to get off to a dream start this weekend.
Big question marks continue to linger over Leeds's prospects for the upcoming season, and Hockaday will be keen to take the first step to putting them to bed in his side's opening home league game of the campaign.
Middlesbrough, meanwhile, have made a much more promising start to their season, comfortably winning both of their matches without conceding a goal.
Tougher tests will come over the next nine months, but for a side with hopes of a playoff push this season they will be happy with such a comfortable start.
That confidence will have only been boosted by a midweek victory over Oldham Athletic in the League Cup, with new signing Kike making it two goals in two games to help his side to a 3-0 victory.
Possible starting lineups
Leeds: Silvestri; Byram, Pearce, Wootton, Warnock; Austin, Murphy, Tonge; Ajose, Doukara, Sharp
Middlesbrough: Tomas; Hines, Woodgate, Ayala, Friend; Leadbitter, Whitehead, Adomah, Tomlin, Reach; Kike
Sports Mole says: 1-1