Ballymena United boss Glenn Ferguson is hoping his players can quickly erase last week’s opening day hammering to Glenavon.
The Sky Blues have been nursing the hangover of a heavy 6-3 defeat to Glenavon.
It was a disappointing start to the new campaign for Ferguson, but the United boss is determined to bounce back against Crusaders at Seaview on Saturday.
“Last week was a very disappointing start. To concede six goals is not the way we wanted to kick-off the new season,” he said.
“It was tough to take, but we have to lift ourselves and move onto the next game.
“The games don’t get any easier. Seaview is always a tough place to go.
“Crusaders can play the direct ball, which caused us problems last week, but they can also play good football. So they have the ability to mix things up.
“We will have to be ready for that. We know we need to defend a lot better than we did last weekend.”