A rather toothless display ended in a 0-0 draw, as the Donegal side looked more likely to score.
The point lifted Harps off the bottom off the SSE Airtricity League table.
But it left Devine and his players taking a long hard look at themselves.
Now that has been done, Devine wants to see a much better performance from his team as they face St Patrick’s Athletics at the Ryan McBride Branddywell Stadium today, Friday, September 18 (kick off 5.45 pm).
This is a key game for both teams as the Saints are in a similar position, wondering when their season will catch fire, and worse could it end in flames if sucked into the relegation mire.
Goals have been a major issue for Pat’s. This could be a nervy encounter.
Derry City: Derry were without Joe Thomson, Gerardo Bruna and Ally Gilchrist at Finn Park last time and the manager admits that trio are unlikely to figure on Friday night.
Said Devine: “We’ll have to be a lot better than we were on Sunday to get anything from this game, that’s for sure.
“We had to have an honest look at ourselves this week and we’ve done that.
“There isn’t too much time to dwell on what’s gone.
“However, it’s all about our reaction now, especially against a quality side like St. Pat’s.”