Oxford United need to build on their heroics from the win over Charlton Athletic by replicating their performance against mid-table Bristol Rovers.
That is the message from caretaker manager Derek Fazackerley, who will lead out the U’s at the Kassam for the first time on Saturday.
The 66-year-old, who joined the club at the same time as Michael Appleton in 2014, has tasked his side to find some consistency.
“I said to the players straight after the game that, as pleased as we are with the win, we have had many, many occasions, not just this season, where we have had fantastic results away and not been able to come home and put back-to-back results together,” he said.
“That has to change and Saturday’s performance is something we’ve got to build on. We have to make sure that in the games going forward we have that same focus, intensity, hunger and desire; all the things that we spoke about and which enabled us to achieve Saturday’s result.”
The Gas arrive in Grenoble Road on the back of a 2-1 defeat at home to surprise package Shrewsbury Town – but that loss was their first one in six games.
A bumper crowd is expected – Rovers sold out their allocation last week – with this fixture throwing up some entertaining contests in recent years.
Meanwhile, chairman Darryl Eales has insisted he is in no rush to appoint a permanent manager.
It has been 17 days since Pep Clotet was dismissed, and the club is taking its time to recruit.
The club has kept its cards close to its chest, although previous favourites Michael Appleton and Frank Lampard moved quickly to publicly rule themselves out of the running.
However, according to reports in the north west, Premier League side Everton have given the U’s permission to speak to academy coach David Unsworth.
The 44-year-old oversaw the club’s Under-23 outfit as they won the Premier League 2 title last season before serving as a stand-in at first-team level in October.
Before Sam Allardyce was unveiled as Ronald Koeman’s replacement, Unsworth – known as Rhino – took charge of eight games in all competitions, winning just two of them.