Manager Steve Lomas will demand a response from his St Johnstone side as they seek to advance in the William Hill Scottish Cup at the expense of Hearts on Tuesday night.
After a 1-1 fifth-round draw at Tynecastle, the teams face a replay and the winners will meet either St Mirren or Ross County, who play in Dingwall, in a home quarter-final tie. Lomas is eager for the Perth side to make amends following Saturday's 5-1 loss to Dundee United in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
He said: "It was a very bizarre game, from getting back to 2-1 with eight minutes to go and all of a sudden getting beaten 5-1. It's good we've got something so close to bounce back, it's a great game for the club, so it's something we should be looking forward to."
He added: "It's always a priority to win games and get as far in the cup as we can, but we know it's not going to be easy.
"We can only look after ourselves and it's on the night, it's a one-off, so hopefully we can get it done."
Lomas, who has decisions to make over whether to retain Peter Enckelman in goal or call upon Alan Mannus and whether to risk midfielder Murray Davidson's fragile ankle, is wary of Paulo Sergio's Hearts.
Rather than wade into the mind games Kenny Shiels indulged in prior to Kilmarnock's 1-1 draw with Hearts on Saturday, the Saints boss instead paid tribute to the job the Portuguese boss has done despite well-documented off-field problems.
Lomas said: "It has been a troubled season in terms of what's going on off the field. It has galvanised them to an extent.
"Paulo and his players can take a lot of credit for that."
Advancing in the cup at McDiarmid Park could provide an ideal tonic for Hearts, whose off-field worries may rear their ugly head again this week, with the threat of liquidation hanging over them over an unpaid tax bill and the players' wages due on Thursday.