After the euphoria of their Ricoh Arena rebirth, Coventry City get back on the road tonight.
Micky Adams' men head to Nene Park for their Carling Cup first-round clash with Rushden & Diamonds.
The Sky Blues manager can only hope that his side remain just as motivated when it comes to righting what they perceive as preseason wrongs.
Coventry lost one of their warm-up matches to Barry Hunter's Rushden. Sadly, though, it seems that the Northamptonshire side's acceptance of victory was lowkey and is unlikely to unleash the same venomous sense of vengeance in the visitors' dressing-room tonight as was carried into battle on Saturday by Adams' assailants.
Already without his suspended skipper Stephen Hughes, Adams finds himself minus two more key men tonight.
Livewire striker Gary McSheffrey may have to concede defeat to the groin problem that has handicapped him for the first three games.
In a bid to save himself for Saturday's testing match at Sheffield United, McSheffrey looks likely to be rested, as will be right-back Richard Duffy. He is still suffering from the after-effects of a physical international debut against Slovenia in Swansea last Wednesday night.
Both might be risked if tonight's match was in the league but Adams' likely reshuffle would see Isaac Osbourne come into central midfield, with Claus Jorgensen pushed out wide and Andy Morrell recalled up front.