Castleford coach Ian Millward hopes the intensity of a derby game will help his side return to winning ways after their hammering at Hull KR.
The depleted Tigers, without key half-back duo Rangi Chase and Danny Orr, were torn to shreds by the red-hot Robins at Craven Park on Sunday, leaking 12 tries to go down 70-12.
Millward labelled the defeat as "one of the worst defensive performances I have seen for a long time" in his post-match press conference, while the players issued a public apology via the club's website the following day.
Now, though, they have to bounce back quickly for Saturday's clash with neighbours Wakefield in the opening game of the Magic Weekend.
"Derby games are always important, obviously for bragging rights for the fans but also for the players," Millward told Sky Sports.
"Every player likes to have a bit of intensity in their game, and we need that after last week.
The Wildcats are also coming off the back of a loss to Warrington and with both sides well adrift of the top eight, a win is vital at the Etihad Stadium if they are to remain in contention for the play-offs.
"Both teams are coming off losses, both teams need a win if they are to get in the top eight," Millward added. "For us, this is a game where we need to get moving if we are to be part of that (play-off) picture."