CONFIDENT Tony Carss reckons Town will take some stopping in Coca-Cola League I.
The midfield kingpin can't wait for Saturday's big kick-off at Stockport, having helped Town wrap up pleasing preparations with a 1-0 win at Macclesfield by teeing up Chris Brandon for the only goal at Moss Rose.
Town haven't won on opening day since 2001 against Bournemouth, but Carss believes that record will be put straight at Edgeley Park this weekend.
"We might not have the biggest squad in our division, but you will struggle to find one with more quality," said Carss, who went close to scoring himself against Brian Horton's side.
"Our build-up has been excellent and, while it will be a tough match against Stockport, we are all determined to make a good start and keep the momentum going from last season and from our pre-season run.
"It took us a long while to get going away from home last season (October at Southend was Town's first win on the road), but we finished with a very good record and now we have a chance to make an immediate mark."
With Rob Edwards, Anthony Lloyd and often Danny Schofield filling the left-flank slots, Carss is relishing a chance to pull Town's strings from central midfield.
Having missed a long spell through injury last term, the 28-year-old is now feeling fully fit and raring to go.
"It was one of those summers where everyone couldn't wait to come back to the club, myself included," said Carss, who went on holiday to Cancun in Mexico.
"No-one has wanted to miss a day of training or any sort of warm-up match because everyone wants to be involved this coming Saturday at Stockport.
"When you look at the season and games like Bradford, Hull, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley, it's a massive time for the club and it's no surprise people are battling to be in the team.
"I think we can do well this time on the back of a solid pre-season.
"We've got people who can create and score goals, we've got a midfield where everyone knows their jobs and we've got a well-organised back five of quality players who are hell-bent of keeping clean sheets."
Substitute Brandon's winner came nine minutes from time on Saturday and he will play again, alongside trialist Akpo Sodje, against Guiseley tomorrow (7.30).