GRAHAM Barrow wants Chester City to shake off their FA Cup hangover before tomorrow's testing League Two assignment at Peterborough United.
City's assistant boss yesterday admitted he had still not got over the disappointment of being eliminated from the world's most famous cup competition by one of his former clubs, Bury, on Tuesday.
The 3-1 loss to the Shakers saw the Blues miss out on £24,000 in prize money, as well as the chance to stage a lucrative third round tie with Championship side Ipswich Town next month.
But with tomorrow's trip to London Road looming large, Barrow knows Chester need to get their minds back on the task in hand.
He said: 'It's good there's a game just a few days after one like the Bury match. I still don't think that we've recovered from it yet.
'Only a training session this morning, so we can get things out of our system, will get things back on track.'
Tomorrow's match pits Blues boss Mark Wright against his old club for the first time since Peterborough sacked him for gross misconduct in January.
Just two days after his departure, the former England defender announced he was suing the club for breach of contract and the harm caused to his reputation.
Wright did not attend the regular weekly press conference yesterday so Barrow fielded questions from the media.
He acknowledged that there would be plenty of pride at stake tomorrow.
'It is always a big game when you go back to an old club,' said Barrow. 'There's no doubt the gaffer will be wanting what I want and that's a win.
'It's not to stuff things down people's throats, but he left them in a great situation in the league and then left under unfortunate circumstances.'
Chester have conceded 11 goals in their last five games and Barrow hinted that defensive changes could be on the cards tomorrow.
He said: 'We're not keeping the back door shut and that is something we've got to address. With the number of defenders we've got in the club, to maybe find the right pairing or the right three is of the most urgency really.'
Chester's only fresh injury concern for tomorrow's match surrounds Sean Hessey, who missed training yesterday due to illness.