Hearts manager John McGlynn believes there will be no slump in confidence ahead of the trip to Celtic Park amid his team's struggle for points at home.
Hearts face the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions after a 3-1 home defeat by Kilmarnock left them in the bottom reaches of the table.
Hearts have also lost at home to bottom club Dundee and thrown away a two-goal lead against Inverness at Tynecastle. But McGlynn insists Hearts have been unfortunate to drop points at home and their away form has included a 3-0 win over Dundee United and a draw against Liverpool.
He said: "We can't disguise the fact that we haven't won some games we should have done but the players are not down in any way. The players are well up for the challenge, there is no sign of anyone being down at all.
"It is frustrating when you're not getting what we feel we deserve from games. But if we were getting hammered by our opponents and they were getting much more possession and shots on goal, then you would feel we are up against it.
"That's not the case, in every game we have been on top and generally our opponents score against the run of play.
"Of course it's frustrating, you put a lot into games you expect to get something out of it. But over the season these things should even themselves out."
McGlynn has taken over a young squad which lost many experienced players in the summer but the former Raith Rovers boss is generally keen to keep his players' heads up regardless of their age.
"You pick your moments in one-to-one situations, to see how they are feeling," he said.
"That's man-management. You do that every single day. Psychology is massive. You do that all the time, drip-feed all the time. It's a big part of football management, how you can get in players' heads. That's very important."