Shota Arveladze will be looking for a reaction from his players when Hull City head to Peterborough United.
The Tigers were beaten 2-0 by bottom club Barnsley on Tuesday night and now face the side immediately above the Tykes in the table – who have a familiar face in charge.
Grant McCann was reappointed Posh boss on Thursday less than a month after leaving the Tigers and will be hoping to get his London Road reign off to a winning start.
Asked about facing the man he replaced, Arveladze said: “Personally, I would like to give him my best wishes and the best of luck – after our game. I have full respect for him.
“You can count it as an advantage (for McCann to be coming up against the Tigers) because he’s a person who knows his old team who he created and had many games with.
“It’s a new team he has in his hands which he probably doesn’t know as well as he knows his opponents.
“We just go to play the game. We’ve analysed their team well and prepared for this game.”
Arveladze has vowed his side will be better after the disappointment of midweek, adding: “It was a home game, all the supporters we had was fantastic to see, evening game, lights on, fire – everything you wish – and then it’s not the best performance we showed.
“We have to apologise again to the supporters and tell them we will bring this back, we will go again. These boys will come back with a good game.”