Catalan Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous is hoping a week in Manchester will help his team improve their dismal away record when they take on St Helens at Langtree Park tomorrow night.
Frayssinous' men have lost just once in Perpignan so far this season but have won only twice on their travels, a familiar tale of contrasts for the French outfit.
However, the Dragons set up camp at Worsley following their latest setback, a 28-8 defeat at Hull FC last Sunday, and their coach believes they will be better prepared for the game against Saints.
"The first benefit is to avoid the flights," Frayssinous said. "That is a big issue for the team.
"We lose three days with each flight and it would be too tough to play two away games in five days.
"On top of that, it's always good to have the squad spending a full week together. We've done some social activity as well as some training."
The Catalans suffered a body blow with the loss of French national captain Oliver Elima with a ruptured bicep but Frayssinous expects to be able to call on experienced trio Thomas Bosc, Damien Blanch and Daryl Millard.
They all sat out the Hull game through injury but flew into camp on Sunday night.
"Thomas Bosc, with his experience, is a key player for us," Frayssinous said.
"So too Damien Blanch and Daryl Millard is playing very well for us at the moment."
It was Millard who scored the thrilling last-minute try that earned the Dragons a dramatic 34-32 win in the corresponding match last season but Frayssinous believes that will be irrelevant tomorrow night.
"It's just memories," he said. "It was a good memory but the two head coaches have changed and the groups of players have changed. It will not help us to perform on Friday night."
St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia has painful memories of last year's game and admits the try illustrated Catalan's threat but says he is more concerned about erasing the more recent memory of last Sunday's surprise defeat at Hull KR.
"It was probably one of the worst ways to lose a game but that's the team that the Catalans are," he said.
"They are a dangerous side. They attack really well and will chance their arm from anywhere on the field.
"We've got a big job defensively but I know the team are up for it. Our performance last week wasn't up to scratch so we've a lot of work to do to be better."
In-form champions Leeds Rhinos have the chance to climb up to third place when they host struggling London Broncos at Headingley.
The Rhinos have taken seven points from their last four matches, including wins over Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves, and coach Brian McDermott is urging his players not to relax when they come up against his former club.
"I haven't seen all their games but in the majority that I have seen, they've had periods where they've been good," he said.
"They have been able to defend their tryline and had some fantastic attack but probably just haven't done it for long enough during games.
"I am sure they are due a big performance and a big win. We've just got to make sure it's not against us after what we've been through.
"We've had a tough period with some big games and we've come out in half-decent shape. We just don't want it to be in vain and to slip up against London."
Leeds have won their last 11 meetings at Headingley with the Londoners, whose last away win was in September 2000.
"It's one of the great days of the season going up to Headingley," said Broncos coach Tony Rea.
"It's a terrific ground and great place to play rugby league. Leeds are in terrific form and we know we'll have to be at our best to beat them."