Gainsborough Trinity have announced the details of a tough pre-season campaign.
A punishing schedule of ten matches have been arranged for Steve Housham's squad in an attempt to hit the ground running when the new Blue Square North campaign starts on August 18.
"We have arranged a lot of pre-season matches, but we believe that playing games of football is the only way to get our match fitness up to the level we want," Housham told the Echo.
"The matches are against a selection of teams from different levels of non-league.
"But we've done that to keep things interesting and to make sure the players start the season as sharp as they can be."