Geoff Cook is hopeful that playing at Chester-le-Street will see the county triumph.
Durham coach Geoff Cook hopes that home advantage will see the club win their first County Championship match of the season against Yorkshire, starting on Wednesday.
After being thrashed by 318 runs by Warwickshire at Edgbaston last week, Cook is hoping the north-east side can give a better showing at Chester-le-Street.
“You do not want to press any panic buttons at this stage,” the coach told BBC Sport.
“These fellers can all bat but they’ve got to be given the time and support to get their game going.”
As well as looking to get their season back on the track, the game will also see the return of former bowler Liam Plunkett to the side where he learnt his craft.
Plunkett was born in Middlesbrough and spent nine years at Durham before departing for Yorkshire at the end of last season and is looking forward to returning.
“It will be good to play against my old teammates and friends,” the seamer said on the Yorkshire CCC website.
“I feel like I’m bowling nicely at the minute, so physically and mentally I’m in a good place.”
Plunkett has played nine Tests and 30 short-over matches for the Three Lions, although has never truly established himself in the national set-up.
However, at first-class level the 28-year-old’s 328 wickets cannot be argued with and a struggling Durham top-order may not like the sight of their former teammate baring down on them.
Batsmen Mark Stoneman, Keaton Jennings, Will Smith and Dale Berkenstein have managed just 99 runs between them so far this campaign and will need to find some form sooner rather than later.