Grimsby Town boss Michael Jolley hopes his side can continue to show their resilience as they welcome Macclesfield Town to Blundell Park in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday (3pm).
The Mariners lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace in the Emirates FA Cup third round at Selhurst Park last weekend, despite a valiant effort from Town’s 10 men.
And Jolley hopes the Mariners can display the same “resilience and determination” against Sol Campbell’s side, who sit 23rd-place in the league, this weekend.
Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “It’s all about how we perform on Saturday, and moving forward over the next few games.
“It’s one thing to step up when the eyes are on you, in terms of that FA Cup game there was a lot of spotlight, a lot of media attention, and it was a big game.
“And the lads were brilliant – I wouldn’t say any different, they were fantastic, but the challenge for us now is to maintain that level of performance in the league games that we’ve got.
“So that’s what we’ve been speaking about, and if we can show that resilience and determination, and add some good football ourselves then we give ourselves a chance.
“We have a very tough game against a Macclesfield team which has improved since Sol Campbell went in.
“They’re obviously down at the bottom of the league, and fighting for the lives and fighting for every point, so that will be another tough game.”
Danny Collins and Akin Famewo will face late fitness tests ahead of Saturday’s game, while Harry Davis is out for his final game due to concussion protocol, with Alex Whitmore and Andrew Fox suspended for the game.
Luke Hendrie is available for the game, which is the last of his loan spell with the Mariners.
Discounted tickets are still available for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with the Silkmen at Blundell Park.