HUDDERSFIELD Town boss Simon Grayson can’t wait to get to grips with the cut and thrust of League I football once again.
Town’s new manager will be in the dug-out for the first time when Exeter visit the Galpharm on Saturday.
It’s the first of five games in 15 days, with Town still seeking a new date for the game at Leyton Orient, which was postponed earlier this month.
After Exeter’s visit, Grayson will lead his new charges to promotion rivals Stevenage next Tuesday and Bury on Saturday week.
Then come home games against Hartlepool (Tuesday, March 6) and Rochdale (Saturday 10).
“The matches come thick and fast at this level and you have to be able to deal with that,” said Grayson, who won League I promotions with Blackpool in 2007 and Leeds in 2010.
“It’s one of the factors which make it such a tough division, but we have a squad full of depth and quality.”
Grayson’s last game in League I was the 2-1 Elland Road win over Bristol Rovers in May 2010 which clinched Leeds’ promotion to the Championship.
Having worked in the second tier ever since, he has no qualms about dropping back down, although he is determined to make the stay in League I as short as possible.
“I could have waited for other opportunities, but I wanted to grasp this one,” said the 42-year-old former Leicester defender.
“Huddersfield are one of the biggest clubs outside the Championship and the potential here is huge.”