Adam Forshaw says Boro will be at full throttle for Accrington Stanley's visit this Saturday as the Teessiders look to bounce back from defeat against West Ham.
This weekend's FA Cup fixture is the second of three consecutive Riverside fixtures for Boro, and Forshaw says it's a good chance to table a positive response.
"We were disappointed [against West Ham] because we take pride in being an organised, but we've conceded three goals - we don't do that often," he said.
"We wanted to really take the initiative in the game, to get in the box and create chances.
"The lads reacted well to going behind initially. We scored a great goal to get back in the game and we were probably on top - but the goal before half-time was a real sucker punch.
"It was a tough day for us - but we have a lot of football ahead of us so we can't let our heads go down."
Forshaw says Stanley won't be taken lightly as Boro look to progress to the next round and generate some positive momentum.
"As the Premier League team we're obviously the favourites, but we'll be approaching it the same as any other game.
"Hopefully we can play our football and score a few goals. We'll be looking to get our confidence back ahead of West Brom on Tuesday.
"It's going to be a fight and the Premier League looks set to go down to the wire so we're focused on getting points as quickly as possible."