Craig Elliott believes Boston United can expect a ‘totally different game’ as they face Gainsborough Trinity for the second time in a week.
Goals from Jay Rollins and Brad Abbott saw the Pilgrims defeat the Blues 2-0 at the Jakemans Stadium on Boxing Day.
But the manager says that will have no bearing on today’s return fixture at the Northolme (KO 3pm).
“It will be a totally different game,” Elliott said.
“The dynamics change when you become the away team.
“They’ll be hurting after losing, but we dust ourselves down.
“We’ve got a few injuries in there and hopefully we’ll have a few fit lads back.”
Elliott has found himself pitting his wits against Trinity boss Dave Frecklington a number of times over the years, and he believes that his opposing manager is not someone to take lightly.
He added: “I’ve got a lot of respect for them.
“They’re a good team with a good manager so they’ll be wanting revenge.
“It’s up to us to be strong and deal with that.”