St Helens will be spurred by the prospect of revenge when they take on arch rivals Wigan at the DW Stadium on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
Caretaker head coach Mike Rush says his players will go into the quarter-final tie still smarting from their 28-10 Super League derby defeat on Good Friday, their only loss in eight league and cup games since the departure of Royce Simmons.
"I think it does have a bearing," said Rush. "We owe them one. A lot has been said already and it's still only Tuesday.
"We know what we need to do and we need our fans to turn up and make a noise.
"We 'faffed around' for a week - we didn't know where the game was going to be or even at one stage when it was going to be - although that doesn't detract from your preparation."
Rush says his team will have no concern over playing at the DW Stadium, which was finally confirmed as the venue following days of protracted talks, and admits his players need little extra motivation for a derby fixture.
"We got over them twice in the last two weeks of the season last year so they were probably pumped coming here on Good Friday with that still ringing around their ears," Rush added.
"Perhaps it's my job this week to do a bit of a Shaun Wane and keep reminding people that we aren't that keen on them. He likes to make the point that they're not keen on us, well the feeling is mutual.
"I'll certainly dis-own my best mate for the next couple of weeks because he was born in Wigan."
England expect to have England back rower Jon Wilkin available after missing all five matches since Good Friday with a shoulder injury while prop Josh Perry and utility back Gary Wheeler are also close to fitness.
That leaves only prop Tony Puletua and winger Ade Gardner on the sidelines as Saints look to maintain their twin challenge.
"We're healthier than we were seven days ago," Rush said. "You want your big-name players out in a quarter-final and maybe because it's Wigan it adds a bit of spice."