Great Britain forward Matthew Myers says the team need to put yesterday’s heavy defeat by Denmark behind them quickly as they return straight back to World Championship action this afternoon against the USA.

GB were beaten 9-0 by Denmark in the Steel Arena in Kosice and they are without a win in their first three matches.

The USA, who are ranked fourth in the world, currently sit fifth in the eight-team group with five points from eight matches.

Myers said: “We have just got to forget about Denmark and put it behind us.

“There were so many negative things and there will have been some good things, but just not enough of them.

“We need to have short memories as players and put it behind us. The coaches will do their thing and we will come back ready against USA.”

The Danes, ranked 12th in the world to GB’s 22nd, were 8-0 up after two periods before Morten Poulsen completed his hat-trick with a short-handed goal.

Myers added: “It was disappointing, a very, very disappointing game to play in.

“We are a shadow of ourselves from the first night and it reflected on the scoreboard. It wasn’t us out there against Denmark and it hurt us.”

GB and USA face-off at 4:15pm (3:15pm UK) this afternoon in the Steel Arena.