Stanley midfielder Seamus Conneely believes a good pre-season will stand the players in good stead for the curtain raiser with Luton this weekend.
The Reds ended their warm up campaign on Friday with a 1-1 draw with League One side Blackpool, with the Irishman scored the equalising goal.
The former Sligo man felt it was another good step towards taking on the Hatters.
“We were pleased with the result," he said. "To come from a goal behind was encouraging and to finish undefeated in a number of friendlies is good. We were happy enough and I think the gaffer was happy that more lads got 90 minutes and some got 45 and now everyone is at pretty much the same level going into the new season. We all can't wait now.
“The gaffer's been saying that you want to get into good habits and we seem to have done that in pre-season. I think we lost one game, against Blackburn, but then went on to win a number in a row until we drew with Blackpool. The results might not matter but they breed good habits and the expectation to win games.
“I've been pretty happy with my own performances. I got a couple of 90 minutes and scored a few goals as well, which is nice."