Lennie Lawrence has ordered Cardiff to bounce back from their home loss against Crystal Palace by turning on the style at Wigan on Tuesday night.
"We've got a difficult task ahead - it's important we go to Wigan, we don't lose and we bounce back from Saturday," manager Lawrence said.
"Before Saturday we'd got ourselves into a winning sequence and I don't want to get into a losing sequence.
Wigan may recall striker Gary Teale after he impressed as a substitute in the defeat at Norwich on Good Friday.
Lee McCulloch is also pushing for a recall, but Matt Jackson (Achilles) and Mike Flynn (foot) are still ruled out.
LENNIE LAWRENCE last night insisted major surgery is not required to transform Cardiff City into serious promotion contenders next season.
The Bluebirds chief watched City's play-off hopes virtually vanish on Saturday when Crystal Palace won 2-0 at Ninian Park.
But Lawrence dismissed the idea of making "wholesale changes" during the summer and believes fine tuning is all that is needed to turn his First Division newcomers into a top-six side next term.
"We don't need to make any radical changes to the squad at the end of the season," said Lawrence ahead of City's visit to Wigan tonight.
"This season isn't over yet, but it does look like we are going to finish it short.
ALAN MAHON tonight has the opportunity to ask Cardiff City boss Lennie Lawrence why he didn't get in touch with him following the end of his loan spell at Ninian Park.
The Irish winger - who quit Blackburn to join Wigan in February - had a three-month stint with the Bluebirds last season.
Lawrence hired the Dubliner with a view to signing him permanently but he sent Mahon, who had been kicking his heels in the Blackburn reserves, back to Ewood Park before the end of the season.
And the former Tranmere and Sporting Lisbon player said he was disappointed Lawrence didn't pick up the phone to personally inform him of the decision.
"Lennie had my number but he never called me to say whether he wanted me or not," said Mahon.