Buckie Thistle manager Graeme Stewart wants to see a response from his team following their worst performance of the season.
The Jags were thumped 7-0 by Brora Rangers at Dudgeon Park on Saturday but have an early chance to bounce back when they host Formartine United in the quarter-finals of the Aberdeenshire Shield this evening.
Stewart said: “It was a shocking performance on Saturday.
“We have to try to put it right.
“I was really surprised by the performance as I was confident going into the match due to the fact we had worked hard throughout the week.
“We had a gameplan in place. A lot of things just went against us but we really should have played much better.
“It was a difficult day for myself, the club, the directors and, of course, the fans – but we just need to get over it.”
Aberdeenshire Shield holders Formartine are also looking to return to winning ways.
They suffered a 2-1 reverse against Inverurie Locos on their last outing, with Saturday’s scheduled match at Strathspey Thistle postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Stewart said: “It is a game where both of the teams know that a victory can help them to put their season back on track.
“Both sides have had an inconsistent start so far but we are both still very good sides.
“We know how good Formartine are as they have a lot of quality players who have played at a higher level.
“We are going to make a lot of changes after Saturday.
“That is nothing to do with resting players.
“We will go as strong as we can and there are boys who deserve an opportunity after the worst performance of the season so far.
“Steven Ross is back from his short loan spell at Clach, which is a big boost.
“We wanted him to go there and get his fitness back.
“He has done well there so hopefully he can give us some goals.”