Jim McIntyre is looking for his Dundee players to match the performance that earned them a draw on their last trip to Edinburgh when they face Hearts tonight.
The November point at Easter Road remains the only one the Dark Blues have won on the road since McIntyre took over from Neil McCann.
And it will take another first class display to end the run of away defeats that have followed.
“It’s going to have to be as good as that,” McIntyre admitted.
“But we don’t want to find ourselves 2-0 down and having to come back.
“We know we need to perform at a tough venue like Tynecastle.
“Hearts haven’t conceded any goals for the last couple of games. They’re a strong, physical team who get in your face and can hurt you up front.
“They look like a Craig Levein team – determined, with a sprinkle of quality that can win you the game.”
McIntyre, who reported that goalkeeper Jack Hamilton’s operation has been a success, was delighted with his replacement’s debut performance in the weekend draw with Queen of the South.
“Seny (Dieng) made a very good debut,” he said.
“Obviously, I would rather that he didn’t have to make such good saves. His reading of the game was very good and so was his positioning.
“He was desperate to come here and all credit to him. Sometimes players down south are quite happy to stay in their bubble.”
Andy Dales and Andrew Nelson are both “under serious consideration” to start at Tynecastle after their substitute appearances went well on Saturday.
Meanwhile, McIntyre is closing in on a deal for a midfielder, who would be January signing number six. It won’t happen in time for him to play tonight, though.