Manager Ryan Lowe expects to face a Peterborough United side looking to put things right this weekend.
Preston North End take on Darren Ferguson’s men who currently sit 22nd in the Championship and without a victory in their last six league matches.
Their latest result saw them lose 4-0 to Cardiff City on Wednesday night, but Ryan is taking nothing for granted.
He said: “Peterborough have lost 4-0 and people will think that’s going to be an easy game, it’s not.
“I know Darren Ferguson’s teams, he’ll want to put it right. The football club [have] some fantastic players there, and we’ve got to make sure we’re on our mettle because we can’t go to Peterborough thinking that’s going to be easy just because they’ve lost 4-0 and we’ve had a decent result and [we're] in decent form.
“We know at the end of the day they’re down at the bottom. They probably deserve to be a little bit higher if you ask me because they’ve got some talent, but we can’t take anything for granted.
“We’ve got to make sure we go there with a game plan and stick to the game plan.”
Ryan has already been to the Western Homes Stadium this season, coming away with a 4-0 victory while in charge of Plymouth Argyle.
He feels that the weekend’s opposition have been better this campaign, though, than their league position suggests.
He said: “They’re different again but with all due respect they’re fighting for points down there and they’ve got games in hand so they’ll want to get points as quickly as they can.
“They’ve picked up some good points this season but they’ve probably just fallen a little bit short.
“There’s no way we’re taking anything for granted with them. They’re going to be a different side to come up against.
"They like to play and they can mix it up. They’ve got some fantastic players, in Jonson Clarke-Harris [they have] a goalscorer, so what we’ve got to make sure is that we worry about us but ultimately pay them the respect they deserve because it’s never going to be easy.
“It’s never going to be easy for any team going to Peterborough. When I’ve gone there over the years it’s a tough place to go and we’re expecting a tough encounter certainly.”
At the time of writing, around 850 PNE supporters had already got a ticket to watch their side in action, a week on from a fantastic following in Hull.
“We want to pay them back in terms of what we’re doing on the football pitch,” Ryan added.
“We’ve been doing our thing with the performances and obviously yesterday was a little bit different where we felt we should have won the game.
“Let’s not kid ourselves we should have, we should have had a penalty, but the last away fixture at Hull the following was fantastic.
“They sang right the way through. I said they silenced Hull’s fans and that’s some doing that, so we know they’re going to be there in their numbers through thick and thin supporting us and that’s what we want.”
Watch Ryan's full interview on iFollow PNE.