Only two matches into the group stages, Derbyshire have already shown their good and bad sides in the Twenty20 Cup.
But as they head to Old Trafford to take on Lancashire tonight (5.30pm), a victory would leave the Phantoms squarely back in the picture to win the north section - and leave one of their major rivals with plenty to do to stay in the competition.
"It was just a crazy week for us," said director of cricket David Houghton.
"We were outstanding against Lancashire last Tuesday but came out on the Friday and were thumped out of the game by the midway stage.
"It just goes to show that you cannot afford to have a couple of bad overs in this competition and Leicestershire made us pay.
"Hopefully, we can go back to how we played in the first game."
Lancashire, having lost two out of their first three, are in danger of a shock exit and have big injury problems in the seam bowling department but remain dangerous opposition.
Andrew Flintoff, James Anderson, Ian Chapple, Dominic Cork and Kyle Hogg all have injuries, as does former Derbyshire captain and wicketkeeper Luke Sutton.
"We have already beaten them and so we will go into this with a little bit of confidence," added Houghton.
"They have some senior players out but the likes of Mal Loye and Stuart Law can still cause a lot of damage to any team with the bat, so we need to do as we did the first time and get through their top four cheaply again.
"Both our matches at Old Trafford last season were high scoring and we have to be ready to chase down another big total if necessary."
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