The Eastern Daily Press say Ian Culverhouse is refusing to set his King’s Lynn Town side any targets as they begin life in the National League North set-up on Saturday.
The Linnets boss – who made a late addition to his squad on Friday with the signing of young Norwich City midfielder Alfie Payne – will take an injury-free squad north to Guiseley for their first competitive game since clinching promotion through a Super final win at Warrington last season.
Home tests against Kettering and Hereford – the only teams to finish above the Linnets in the last two seasons in the Southern Premier Central – await next week.
The bookies have frowned on Lynn’s chances of survival, but Culverhouse believes he has enough experience in his dressing room to silence the doubters.
But what he won’t do is add unnecessary pressure.
“We will take it in blocks,” said the former Canaries player and assistant manager.
“We will look at the first 10 games and assess where we are and then move in blocks of 10 and see where we can do it and try and have targets on the way.
“I certainly won’t put pressure on the group that they have to have so many points by a certain point in the season.”