Jamie Redknapp insists the team must get back on the winning trail as quickly as possible - no matter who the opposition or competition.
The skipper was pondering the question of whether it is a help to be coming straight back up against Saturday's opponents Bolton in the Carling Cup third round tie at the Reebok Stadium on Wednesday, bearing in mind both sides will be well aware of each other's strengths and weaknesses.
"I wouldn't say it will be a help, we just want to go and get a win as quickly as we can," considered Jamie. "We've also got Fulham on Saturday which will be tough even though they've had a sticky patch.
"They have good players and are going to be desperate to turn their fortunes around. We know we've got two tough games coming up and we want to get back on the winning trail.
"We had a decent start and we don't want it to ebb away. We were disappointed on Saturday and didn't play as well as we can, we know that.
"Hopefully we can turn it round and play the football we can play."
An example of that was the build-up and finish to Robbie Keane's leveller against Sam Allardyce's side on Saturday.
"It was a great goal by Robbie and any team would have been proud of that. We didn't really want half time to come, then we started the second half reasonably well. They scored a scrappy goal that turned the game, we huffed and puffed but never got the goal we wanted."