Ross County manager Jim McIntyre says there will be an improved performance from his side when the Staggies host Dunfermline in their Scottish Cup replay.
County drew 2-2 with the Pars at East End Park on Saturday, with the League One leaders spurning several chances to win the tie.
Despite two divisions separating the sides, McIntyre always anticipated a tricky encounter against his former club but he is hopeful the Dingwall outfit can use home advantage to their benefit at Victoria Park.
McIntyre said: “We’ll be better than we were on Saturday there’s no doubt about that.
“We need to be if we want to win the match. We faced a team playing with real confidence. We helped that by giving the ball away in poor areas and them breaking on us.
“In turn, that then got their crowd right up. I thought their crowd was fantastic. The supporters got right behind them and were bawling for every decision.
“That’s the kind of thing players feed off. We need our crowd to come out in numbers and make it very vocal and get behind the players.
“Dunfermline deserve credit. They showed a lot of quality to their play and showed how dangerous their front four players were.
“From that point of view it wasn’t a surprise. The players were well versed on what their key strengths are.”
McIntyre reserved praise for goalkeeper Scott Fox, who recovered from a mistake that allowed Brad McKay to score the Pars’ second goal, by making several impressive saves.
McIntyre added: “Scott was at fault for the second goal but showed a fantastic reaction to that. That was important. He had some unbelievable saves.
“Apart from the one mistake, which with goalkeepers invariably ends up as a goal, I thought he kept us in the match.
“He had a fantastic match and showed what a good goalkeeper we’ve got.”
County are still without first-choice strikeforce Craig Curran (concussion) and Liam Boyce (broken hand).
Alex Schalk and Brian Graham will therefore likely lead the line again for the Staggies.
Wide player Tony Dingwall is also out with an ankle injury, but should be back for Sunday’s league clash with Aberdeen in the Highlands.