Martin Cranie says Huddersfield Town must take a fortnight of frustration out on Cardiff City.
Chris Powell’s side head to South Wales eager to bounce back from a disappointing 1-0 home defeat by Queens Park Rangers.
It left them third-bottom of the Championship and still seeking a first win after six competitive games, five of them in the league.
But defender Cranie says the performances merit more than the current three-point haul.
“I thought we controlled the majority of the QPR game,” said the former Barnsley skipper, who was signed in the summer.
“But we made one lapse near the end and they took all three points.
“It shows you have to play – and concentrate – for the full 90 minutes.
“But even though we lost, there were things to build on in that display.”
Cranie, who has also played for Southampton, Portsmouth and Coventry City, added: “The international break has been frustrating.
“After the QPR game, we all wanted to get back out as soon as possible.
“We have had to be patient, but at least we have had a chance to do some solid training.”
Powell has new loan signings Jamie Paterson, the Nottingham Forest forward, and Elliott Ward, the AFC Bournemouth centre-back, available for Cardiff.
And Wales international midfielder Emyr Huws, brought in on loan from Wigan Athletic, is also pushing for a return after an ankle injury.
“The Championship is a tight division, and anyone can beat any other side on their day,” added Cranie.
“We aim to make sure this will be be our day.”
Cardiff’s squad includes Sammy Ameobi, the younger brother of Town trialist striker Shola.
The 23-year-old is on loan from Newcastle United, where Nigerian international Shola, 33, spent more than a decade and topped 300 appearances.