Dundee United central defender Mark Connolly believes their enforced break will allow them to get back to basics.
The Tangerines have a longer than usual wait as they aim to get back to winning ways following a rare defeat.
United looked out of sorts as they lost 1-0 to Arbroath at Tannadice last Saturday.
The players are desperate to get out on the park again to, hopefully, put things right.
However, they have this weekend off because of the last 16 of the William Hill Scottish Cup and don’t play again until the following Friday at Alloa.
Connolly and his colleagues will make the most of that time to be ready for the Wasps, who are one of only three Championship sides to beat them this term.
The Irishman said: “We have taken a little bit of a dip so we have to react and I am sure we will.
“We’ve got to get back to it.
“We are a good football club with a good team and we just need to get back to the basics ahead of Alloa.
“It’s been a tough run of games recently but as players we have to be better.
“It is a wee bit of a reality check when you lose like that and we just need to get going again.
“We have no game at the weekend so there is time to put it right.
“We are hurting over the result but fair play to Arbroath because they are a good team, albeit a part-time one, ” added Connolly.
“Shanks (Lawrence Shankland) had a chance and nine times out of 10 he takes it.
“But we can’t rely on him to score every week. As a team, we’ve got to do better.
“Some of our quality going forward just wasn’t good enough on Saturday.
“We conceded the goal and they hung on to it.
“I think we’re good enough to score against every team in this league but, unfortunately, we just weren’t good enough on that occasion.”