Teddy Sheringham rates Huddersfield Town’s Capital One Cup opponents Notts County.
The former England striker is now manager of Stevenage, beaten 2-0 by the new-look Magpies in their League II opener.
Goals by Curtis Thompson and Mawouna Amevor sealed a 2-0 away win for Ricardo Moniz’s side, who were relegated last season.
Togo international centre-back Amevor was later red carded along with Stevenage’s Tom Hitchcock following a tussle on the halfway line, so will miss the Town visit through suspension.
“They are a very good side,” said Sheringham, in charge for the first time.
“It was very even, but they showed a lot of cleverness at times to put us under pressure.
“Notts County are very professional and when you get 1-0 in front you can do what they did.”
Dutchman Moniz, a former Tottenham Hotspur coach, gave 10 players, including Amevor and ex-Town striker Jon Stead, their club debuts.
Now Moniz, who brought in 18 players in total this summer, wants his side to build on their victory.
“We have to continue in this flow, otherwise it was for nothing,” said the former Red Bull Salzburg and Ferencvaros boss.
“If we can do that in our favourite style, then the crowds will come back.
“It was a terrific day and I was so happy for the fans.
“They gave us unbelievable support and it was great to send them home with good feelings.”
On Amevor’s dismissal, Moniz said: “He scored, but to be sent off so early in a new country was a minus.
“He has feelings of guilt, but the card was not necessary. It was not that type of game.”
The John Smith’s Stadium tie will be refereed by Lancashire’s Jeremy Simpson.