Bob Woolmer has warned England of a Pakistani fightback in the Third Test at Headingley this weekend.
Pakistan were humbled by an innings and 120 runs in Manchester last Saturday to go behind in the four-match npower series.
However, Englishman Woolmer is expecting a staunch response from the tourists, who have a recent history of Test comebacks, having levelled campaigns in both West Indies and India last year.
The former Warwickshire coach said: "I would be very disappointed if we didn't fight back very hard in this Test match.
"There is a determined air about the side, we cannot say what is going to happen but they will fight.
"We can bounce back - we have a reputation of doing that and the team are very determined.
"They were stung badly by the last performance and I hope, as all coaches would do in a similar situation, that the boys can bounce back and hit England hard.
"Assuming the game goes the distance, which it looks as though it should do on the evidence of the surface out there, then we have got to play a lot better cricket than we have done so far in this series."
Pakistan will have to revamp the top of their order once again with left-hander Imran Farhat (fractured finger) almost certainly out of the running.
"Imran Farhat is struggling to field, so he's unlikely to come into contention for selection," said Woolmer.
That could signal a recall for Salman Butt, who has failed to replicate his winter success against England on this tour, while it could possibly mean a promotion for Shahid Afridi.
With Pakistan keen to field four frontline bowlers, the one spot in which Afridi could be accommodated is as an opening bat.