Dundee United’s players have been told to deal with their disappointment and get on with the job when they face in-form Dunfermline.
Manager Ray McKinnon, not one to wallow in self-pity himself, has ordered his team to forget about their heavy defeat in the Scottish Cup to Ross County last Saturday and go out and beat the Pars tomorrow.
The Tangerines got together as a group earlier this week to go over what happened in Dingwall as they crashed to that 6-2 loss.
They have then spent the rest of the time on the training pitch working on the things that went wrong against the Staggies.
Now, with no room for error in the Championship with league leaders Hibs six points clear of second-placed United, the Tannadice men just have to get on with the job in hand at East End Park.
McKinnon said: “Nobody here was getting carried away when we went 14 games unbeaten and now we have to deal with the setbacks, especially those against Hibs and County.
“That happens in football and every rarely do teams go through a season without some setbacks.
“We just need to bounce back.
“Dunfermline are a tough side with a lot of good, experienced players.
“The matches between us have been close and they have been on something of a roll while we have suffered setbacks.
“It should be an interesting game but hopefully my players will get the bit between their teeth again.”