Chester FC boss Steve Burr wants a positive reaction following the disenchanting midweek defeat when his side go to Alfreton Town on Saturday (3pm).
Having lost 2-1 at home to Dartford on Tuesday , the Blues face another team embroiled in the dogfight at the bottom of the Vanarama Conference.
However, it is the Reds who head into the game as the form side, picking up 10 points from a possible 12 in a four-match unbeaten run.
Burr has outright dismissed suggestions his team have nothing left to play for, particularly with so many players out of contract at the end of the season and a top half finish still far from guaranteed.
He will be without the injured George Thomson and on-loan centre forward Oliver McBurnie, but Gareth Roberts will return having shaken off a knock.
"You're always looking for a reaction," said Burr.
"I didn't think, looking back at the Dartford game, there was a lot wrong with the performance it was just the result that was poor.
"I think you get more disappointed when it's like that and you expect to win and you're expected to win by your own supporters, and it's hard to take."
McBurnie, who has joined up with the Scotland under-19s squad, will be a big miss up front and Craig Hobson would be the most obvious replacement.
Burr could opt to change his formation, perhaps using Kane Richards or Matty Hughes through the middle, and there could be a recall for Sean McConville.
A disastrous start to the season, which saw them lose seven in a row, means Alfreton have spent almost all of the campaign in the bottom four.
Reds boss Nicky Law missed six of those games through a ban for improper conduct but has now guided his team out of the relegation places.
"It was a surprise I think to everybody that they were down there with the players that they've got and a bit of a false position," said Burr.
"I think they've showed over the last month of so that they're more than capable of staying in this division."
Alfreton drew 0-0 at home to Lincoln City midweek and hope to have Dan Bradley back after a chest infection.
Law said:"Chester have done ever so well this year, they have reaped the benefits of going to full time and it will be another tough game even though it is at home.
"We have just got to build on what we have done and try to get to that magic number whatever that’s going to be."
Experienced forward Karl Hawley leads the scoring charts and will be the biggest danger for the Reds, who lost 2-1 last time the teams met in October .