Marc Newsham believes that opponents North Ferriby United will be smarting from their 5-0 drubbing on Saturday.
Boston United travel to face Ferriby this afternoon (KO 3pm) looking to extend their unbeaten Skrill North start to four matches.
Newly-promoted Ferriby hit the ground running this season with a 3-1 home victory over Gloucester City and a 4-0 win at Bradford Park Avenue.
But they were brought back down to earth on Saturday with their heavy defeat at Harrogate Town.
“There’s a testament to this league,” Newsham said.
“They’ve gone there probably thinking they’re going to win and they’ve been battered by the looks of it.
“It’ll be a different game on Monday, we’ve both played (on Saturday) and there’ll be tired legs.
“Its one of those games where you need to get through it.”
Newsham’s former Pilgrims teammates Jamie Yates and Matt Wilson are among Ferriby’s impressive line-up, as well as summer target Danny Hone.
And the Boston forward believes today’s opponents will be looking to bounce back immediately.
“We go there full of confidence,” Newsham added.
“But they’ll be looking to put things right.”
United have earned victories over Stockport County and Leamington, as well as drawing with AFC Telford United so far.
And keeper Ashley Timms believes Ferriby will prove the club’s toughest test to date.
Meanwhile, manager Dennis Greene added: “All the games are difficult in this league.
“I’ve asked for seven-pluses (performances) from the players from day one and we’ve had that from day one.”