Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders is under no illusion at the task his side face in the National League this season.
The Stones travel to Chester FC on Saturday (3pm) for a clash with Jon McCarthy's side at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium having been beaten by Aldershot Town 1-0 on Tuesday evening.
That result followed the 1-1 draw in the televised BT Sport game at home to York City on the opening day and, with his side set to face their third former Football League side in as many games, Saunders admits that his players will have to learn and adapt to the league after earning promotion to non-league football's top tier after winning the National League South play-offs last season.
Saunders joked: "It's another easy one, isn't it? It's a nice short trip and an easy game.
"Joking aside, they got a good result against Dagenham and that is just this league. You look at Dagenham, they go and win 3-0 on Saturday and they come unstuck against Chester.
"It's a tough league and we are under no illusions it will be anything but that.
"We'll prepare and go through stuff and try and work on a way of improving stuff and trying to get our first win.
"Our young lads, some of them, will have to adapt and learn. But we will learn and we will keep on improving."
The Blues will come into the contest in confident mood having dismantled Dagenham & Redbridge 3-0 on Tuesday evening.
McCarthy is likely to keep faith with the same starting XI that began the clash with the Daggers following what was a superb team display.