Burnley boss Brian Laws is looking for a much-improved performance from his side when they take on Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Carling Cup fourth round on Wednesday.
The Clarets go into the match after suffering their first home defeat of the season on Saturday when they were well beaten 4-0 by Reading.
Laws says the display against the Royals was unacceptable and he is seeking a reaction against the Villains to set the Lancashire side up for two tough league away matches against Championship high-flyers QPR and Norwich.
He told the club's official website: "Saturday was poor and I can't disguise it. We have got to move on and you can't ask for a better game than Aston Villa away in the cup when hopefully we can dust off that performance.
"Historically we have had really good cup runs and you couldn't ask for a bigger test. It's a great competition we are in and at this stage it's not too far away from the final, so this is a massive game for both parties.
"Hopefully Saturday was a blip but you can only say it's a blip if you respond in your next game. It won't be easy against Aston Villa but hopefully we can bounce back with a good performance there and get a good result to set us up for our away games."