Tommy Wright is demanding a reaction from his Corby Town players when they head to Cambridge City tonight (Wednesday).
The Steelmen tasted defeat for just the second time so far this season when they were well beaten 3-0 at Hungerford Town in the Southern League Premier Division at the weekend.
Aside from a “dubious” penalty decision, which resulted in the hosts taking the lead, Corby boss Wright had few complaints as his team lost out on Saturday.
Things don’t get any easier this evening as they head to Histon to take on a Cambridge side who have made a decent start to the new campaign.
But Wright believes there is no better game for his team to get back on track.
He said: “It’s a big challenge for the players. There is a lot that needs to be put right after the weekend.
“We are going to one of the top sides in the division and there is no better game to bounce back in.
“I want to see a reaction from our lads and it’s not just about the result but the performance as well.
“We just didn’t turn up on Saturday. The penalty was a bit dubious but it came from their lad getting between our centre-halves and that was something that happened all afternoon.
“But I am not going to dig individuals out, there were some errors that cost us and we have to learn from them.”
The Steelmen are set to be without Greg Mills who was unable to feature from the substitutes’ bench due to a groin injury at the weekend.
“Greg trained on Thursday and took part in a full session but felt the injury again towards the end of it,” Wright added.
“He did the warm-up at the weekend but when it came to coming on, he didn’t feel right.
“Clearly there is a problem and I just want him to get himself fit before we think about putting him back in there.”