Keith Lasley has called on Motherwell to bounce back from their William Hill Scottish Cup disappointment this weekend against Hibernian.
Stuart McCall's side lost out to Aberdeen on Tuesday in a fourth round replay, but Las is hopeful that a tricky SPL game against Pat Fenlon's men can help his side get back on track.
The Fir Park midfielder has been impressed at the manner in which Hibs have turned things around this season and, having already thrashed Well 4-0 at Fir Park earlier this term, Lasley believes they are a force to be reckoned with.
"I think Hibs have looked a very good team this season," he said. "They beat us 4-0 in October and they were excellent that night.
"We are determined to avenge that and also to pick ourselves up from the disappointment of losing to Aberdeen on Tuesday night.
"It was a blow to go out of the Scottish Cup but we have a chance now to lift ourselves with the game against Hibs.
"If we could come away from there with a positive result then it would give us a massive boost because it would enable us to pull away from them.
"We're coming into a busy run of games and this would give us a springboard to go into them with a lot of confidence.
"I admire Hibs as a team but I don't think there is too much between us; certainly not enough for us to think that they should be beating us 4-0.
"We want to put a few things right and we have the opportunity to do that this weekend."
Motherwell youngster Adam Cummins signed a new deal with the Fir Park club last week and Lasley believes that there will be more to follow.
Blooding youngsters into the first team is always going to be vital for the side and the skipper is full of praise for the manner in which McCall has handled some of his starlets.
"This is always going to be the way that a club like Motherwell runs," he said.
"We need to be bringing through players, either from our own youth system or from elsewhere, who are hungry and who have a point to prove.
"The manager has been sensible with them, he has brought them through gradually and he knows how to get the best out of them.
"Adam has been excellent for us this season. He was thrown in at the deep end a little bit but he has proved that he can cope.
"There are more to follow him and they are in good hands here.
"They know they will get the chance to play at Motherwell and to show what they can do on a big stage."