While Burnley were being knocked out of the FA Cup Lincoln City, Hull City were enjoying a mid-season break to Portugal to recharge their batteries.
Burnley were the latest side to be embarrassed by National League leaders Lincoln who showed what hard work and commitment can do.
The embarrassment of their giant killing shock might have been eased had Sean Dyche fielded a weakened side, but he didn’t.
Positioned safely in mid-table, many thought Burnley would take the FA Cup a bit more seriously against the Imps, who thoroughly deserved their 1-0 win at Turf Moor.
What scars, if any remain from that defeat will be on show at the KCOM on Saturday when a refreshed City side look to use their bonding trip to Marco Silva’s home country to good effect and climb their way clear of the relegation zone.
The spoils were shared when they met at Turf Moor earlier in the season when Robert Snodgrass’ injury time free kick earned City a point after Steven Defour’s first goal for the Clarets in September.