SET PIECES will be top of Town's training agenda next week.
Manager Peter Jackson has a whole new repertoire for his League I squad, but they will be kept under wraps until next Saturday's big kick-off against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Mark Hudson, Chris Brandon and Co have been banned from using any new moves in today's senior friendly against Rochdale at Spotland.
And Jackson has no plans to experiment with free-kicks and corners when the second string take on Bradford Park Avenue at the Horsfall Stadium on Monday 7.30).
"We haven't done any work so far on our set pieces because we want them to be a big surprise for Nottingham Forest and Bristol City in our opening games," said Jackson.
"The lads will be working on some new stuff during next week in the privacy of our training ground and then we'll put them into operation.
"We are fortunate in our squad to have quite a few lads who can deliver excellent set pieces - and we are not short of people who can get on the end of them either."
Jackson's only injury concern at the moment is goalkeeper Phil Senior.
He is resting a groin injury until Thursday, when he's expected to return to full training ahead of the trip to Forest.
Academy goalkeeper Simon Eastwood was playing the understudy to Paul Rachubka at Rochdale today after keeping a clean sheet for the Academy Under 18 side in yesterday's friendly against Bradford City at Storthes Hall.
James Hand and Lucas Atkins missed the best Town chances while a hungry Bradford side pushed John Dungworth's side all the way in the second half.
Under 16 scorers against Blackburn in a 5-2 win were Bradley Marchant, Tom Jackson, Daniel Broadbent, Curtis Roberts and Craig Thompson.