Dundee United boss Graeme Hart insists his players "can't feel sorry for themselves" despite their 4-1 defeat to Hamilton Accies.
Speaking to club media ahead of their match against Hibs on Wednesday night, Hart insisted his players will have to be up for the test.
"It will be challenging obviously," he said.
"It hurts just now, it hurts everyone but in this league and at this level you can't feel sorry for yourselves, if you do feel sorry for yourselves you get punished even more.
"It is important we dust ourselves down, work even harder and get back to basics. If we do the basics well we give ourselves a chance."