Blair Yule wants Cove Rangers to keep playing attacking football despite their 7-0 weekend defeat.
The Highland League champions will look to bounce back against Dundee Under-20s in the Irn-Bru Cup tonight.
The game comes on the back of a Betfred Cup thumping against Premiership side Ross County on Saturday.
As John Sheran’s men prepare for their third game in just six days, the players will once more be pushed to their limits physically.
For Yule, it will be his fourth match since last Tuesday, when he also had a run out as a trialist for Doncaster Rovers.
The creative midfielder returned to the North-east the following day and started in the 3-0 win against Montrose.
Cove’s possession-based attack was too strong for their League Two opposition.
And rather than dwelling on Saturday’s result, Yule wants to see the club stick to their core values and continue to play the game with a cultured approach.
He said: “We did it a lot last season, tried to get the ball down and play it and we did really well in the league obviously.
“We work on keeping the ball a lot in training and nights like the one against Montrose, where we kept it really, really well, just showed off that it pays off.
“It’s better to play football like that, it’s a joy to play football like that.”
Despite some disappointment at Doncaster’s decision not to offer him a permanent deal, the 24-year-old is still keen to go professional.
But until then, the midfield playmaker will be a key part of Sheran’s plans.
The Highland League club have already been tested against a number of quality outfits, like Ross County, Gary Locke’s Raith Rovers and Alloa Athletic.
It all stands Cove in good stead ahead of what will be another busy season as they try to retain their league crown.
Tonight’s game against Dundee’s top youngsters will be their first game in the Irn-Bru Cup and the games will continue to come thick and fast.
And with the changes to the Betfred Cup, the club will have played five competitive fixtures before kicking off their league campaign.
But Yule sees the opportunity to compete in different tournaments as something to enjoy, rather than weigh as a burden.
He said: “It’s all-go but it’s preseason, you want to fit as many games in as you can.
“I think the Betfred Cup changes have been a really good idea, especially allowing us to play higher level teams.
“We’ve shown we can compete for the most part, which is good, and we’re looking forward to the season ahead.”