Hearts defender Danny Wilson insists his side can put their off-field problems to one side and triumph in Sunday's Edinburgh derby against Hibernian at Easter Road.
Hearts have been having a torrid time off the pitch recently with uncertainty surrounding the financial future of the Tynecastle club.
This has been reflected in results on the pitch with Hearts lying in 10th position in the Scottish Premier League, four places below their city rivals who also knocked them out of the Scottish Cup in December.
But a run of five straight defeats, which cost manager John McGynn his job last week, finally came to a halt in midweek with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone.
And Wilson, who experienced the red-hot atmosphere of the Old Firm derby while at Rangers, says the intensity of such occasions means Hearts have the chance to claim all three points at Easter Road.
"There are no favourites for this match," said the centre-back, on loan from Liverpool.
"They have been on a better run than us and some might view it that way, but it is an even game and any one of the two teams can win. It is a derby match and form counts for nothing.
"They are going really well. They have a lot of top players currently on form. It will be a tough game and we are going to them, but both sides will be desperate to win it for their fans. There will be no complacency from either team.
"We are happier going into the Hibs game off the back of a win and having stopped the rot.
"Hopefully, this will be a catalyst to kick on for the rest of the season. We just want to keep going now."
Coaches Gary Locke and Darren Murray will continue in temporary charge of Hearts for the match as attempts to find a replacement for McGlynn continue.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Celtic will attempt to get over their Champions League heart-break as they take on Ross County at Victoria Park.
Celtic exited Europe's elite competition on Wednesday as Juventus defeated them 2-0 to clock up a 5-0 aggregate win.
Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew can't wait for a crack at the Champions League again next year, but says the team's focus will now turn to trying to clinch a Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup double.
"This season has given us all an appetite for Champions League football and we all want to be involved in it again next season," Mulgrew said.
"It's going to be hard to qualify, but before that we need to concentrate on winning the league and, hopefully, doing well in the Scottish Cup.
"After that, we can start thinking about the Champions League again, but there is no doubt this season has given us a real taste for it."
However, Celtic face a tough task against a Ross County side who have climbed up to fourth place following an undefeated run in 2013.
Bottom club Dundee will look to build on their midweek win over St Mirren when they take on Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Dens Park.
Aberdeen v Motherwell, Dundee v Inverness CT, Ross County v Celtic, St Johnstone v Kilmarnock, St Mirren v Dundee United
Hibernian v Hearts