Full-back Callum Booth says Dundee United are heading to Ross County to “put things right” after the Staggies dished out a 5-1 mauling the last time they met.
That defeat at Tannadice saw the end of Csaba Laszlo’s reign as manager of the club.
Since then, Robbie Neilson has come in and sparked a change in the club’s fortunes with three wins and a draw in his opening four matches.
Booth, though, insists it’s up to the players to prove United are the real deal now as they head north to face County.
He said: “We’re looking forward to it, definitely.
“It is a massive game and a chance for us to put a few things right after they beat us 5-1 at Tannadice when we were really poor.
“Obviously, things have changed since then and, hopefully, we can prove on the pitch how much things have changed.
“It’s a big game and I have no doubt our fans will go up in their numbers and create a good atmosphere.”
Booth’s new boss Robbie, too, is hoping for a big following up the A9 at the weekend as the Tangerines aim to cut the gap to second place to just one point.
He’s more than aware County are no mugs, however, and it will be no easy task to end the Highland side’s run of 11 games unbeaten in all competitions.
That, though, gives United an opportunity to “lay down a marker” to the rest of the Championship to show the Tangerines mean business.
Robbie said: “I think it will be a good one, hopefully we take a really good crowd up.
“I spoke to the chairman last week and he agreed to allow us to go and stay in a hotel the night before which is important, so I’m very pleased with that, it gives us the chance to prepare properly.
“Not only is it three points we can take but also a marker we can lay down to say ‘this is us, this is what we are going to do’.
“People will have had their eye on Ross County saying that’s the game we need to go and do but that game will take care of itself.
“We’ll go up there with a big following, a tight ground with a good atmosphere and that’s where the players will be tested if they can handle it.”