Mansfield Town will fine-tune fitness this week to make sure players are perfectly fresh for Saturday’s opener.
“We are in a good place,”said boss David Fltcroft.
“We just have to get the doses right this week in terms of distance covered and speed covered over that distance.
“Every game we’ve played, before and after, we’ve not had much recovery in the players.
“We’ve got the distance into them and come through a really tough pre-season programme.
“So it’s just making sure that that freshness is there on Saturday now by fine-tuning our work.
“It’s all about continual progression for me – seeing improvement individually and collectively.
“We need to keep striving forward with an honesty and a sincerity.
“Any success that has been achieved has always been born out of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. And I have a group of players there that are prepared to do that, a staff that are prepared to do that and our owners that epitomise that sacrifice, dedication and sincerity.”