GALMPTON United joint manager Steve Parkin insists his side will go back to basics in a bid to mount a promotion challenge this season.
An opening day home clash with Plymstock presents Galmpton with a good opportunity to get their season off to the perfect start.
And Parkin is calling on his players to adopt a fierce work ethic as they seek to better last season's sixth-place finish.
"We need to go back to what we were two seasons ago. We need to show a work ethic and team spirit to get us through. You get nothing without hard work and that is what we are going to be about.
"We have had a pretty topsy-turvy pre-season, where we have looked good in certain games and pathetic in others. But those results don't matter now and it will come together.
"We are quite positive we can get a result on Saturday. We want to win our home games and if you do that you won't go far wrong. We have definitely got goals in our team and that stands us in good stead."
Parkin is still searching for reinforcements to boost his squad and is closing in on the signings of two new midfielders to add to the captures of Liam Jones and Jamie Spence.
"We can't say anything until the forms are completed but hopefully we will be able to bring in another two.
"Everyone seems to be on holiday at the moment and the season starts a little bit too early for us."
Galmpton have been handed a blow ahead of the match with the absence of last season's top goalscorer Alex Bayliss.
Elsewhere, Liverton United open their season with a home match against Exwick Villa having taken voluntary relegation from the Premier Division last season.
Stoke Gabriel face a trip to Sidmouth Town aiming to go one better than last season's second-place finish and Totnes & Dartington travel to Exeter University.
Teignmouth manager Geoff Breslan has called on his side to get the campaign off to a good start when Newton Abbot Spurs are the visitors.
Central midfielder Andrew Breslan is missing with a head injury, while keeper Darren Shrubb is unavailable.
But Breslan is pleased with the squad he has assembled, pointing to the blend of youth and experience as cause for optimism.
"We have got some enthusiastic young players who are raring to go but we have also got some experienced heads in there as well.
"I believe we have put a squad together which is capable of doing something in the league.
"We did well against the top sides last season and dropped points against the lesser sides. If we can find some consistency we will have a chance.
"We know all about Newton Spurs and they know about us. Neither side will want to lose the first game of the season as it is important you get off to a good start."