Championship club Hull City will have to be at their best if they hope to take anything away from their Captial One Cup quarter-final against Manchester City at the Etihad on Tuesday.
The Tigers will take a lot of belief into the game having already knocked two Premiership clubs, Swansea City and Leicester City, out of the competition in previous rounds, but will be well aware that the Citizens will pose another threat entirely.
Hull have been on a superb run of form of late, but their unbeaten run, that had lasted since September, was unexpectedly snapped by a 2-0 loss to Derby County at home on Friday night.
Club captain Curtis Davies has warned his teammates they are in for a thrashing unless they can bounce back strongly from the disappointment.
"It is frustrating but it's the first time we have lost in a long while. We need to put things into perspective. And we need to go again on Tuesday against Manchester City because it will be a big game in terms of how we react," Davies told Hull's official website.
"It won't be the most important match for our season, but if you go there with your heads down you could be on the other end of a pasting."
City striker Sergio Aguerro is likely to be rested for the match after limping off of the pitch in the Citizen's 3-1 win over Southampton at the weekend, but it is only a small respite for Hull, with the prolific Wilfried Bony in line to take his place.
Joe Hart, Eliaquim Mangala and Samir Nasri will all miss the game with hamstring issues, while Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta are also unlikely to be risked.
More good news for Hull is the imminent return of Robert Snodgrass from a long-term knee injury and Andrew Robertson is back in contention after completing a suspension, but Michael Dawson will miss out with a hamstring injury.