Tommy Wright is seeking a positive response from his Corby Town players as they look to make progress in the Red Insure Cup at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday).
The Steelmen take on Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division rivals Arlesey Town for the third time this season in the second-round clash.
And boss Wright is hoping his team can make it a hat-trick of victories over Arlesey.
But first and foremost, the Steelmen manager is keen to see a good reaction from his side after they suffered a 2-1 league defeat at Dorchester Town on Saturday.
Wright said: “It’s a good opportunity to bounce back and we know it is going to be a test against a decent side.
“The boys who played at the weekend will be involved again because we need to put things right and I wasn’t happy with what I saw.
“In general, they have always come back from defeats and we need that reaction again.”
The Steelmen will have frontman Greg Mills available again this evening after he missed Saturday’s defeat due to a one-match ban.
Kalern Thomas will again miss out due to a knee injury but Wright believes Corby will benefit from having Mills back in the frame.
“Greg will be back and, to be honest, I think we did miss him on Saturday,” he added.
“He can frustrate at times but he is always effective and is always a threat to the opposition.”
Don’t miss a full preview of the Steelmen’s home clash with Bideford in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph