Linfield boss David Jeffrey has demanded “a performance” from his players as they look to restore some pride in the Setanta Sports Cup on Monday.
The Blues trail Shamrock Rovers 4-1 following last week’s quarter-final, first leg clash at Tallaght Stadium.
The two sides renew rivalries at Windsor Park on Monday and Jeffrey hopes his faltering side can earn some all-Ireland success.
“I would desperately like to think that the players will go out on Monday night and give it their very best shot,” he said.
“We have a mountain to climb but the players have got to go out and give a performance.
“Last week we had chances but only scored one goal. There was some suicidal defending but Shamrock Rovers are undoubtedly a very good side.”
Jeffrey will be without a number of players for Monday’s second leg.
Midfielder Philip Lowry is sidelined through injury while striker Matthew Tipton is “very doubtful”.
Forward Gary Browne has a hamstring injury, defender Johnny Black remains out and goalkeeper Alan Blayney has gastroenteritis.
Meanwhile, Glentoran will also be looking to restore some pride when Sligo Rovers visit the Oval.
Sligo romped to a 5-0 victory in last week’s first leg tie.
“Last week was disappointing but Sligo are a quality side,” Glens boss Eddie Patterson said.
“But we will go out and give it our best shot to win at the Oval.”