Andy Peaks is already looking forward to AFC Rushden & Diamonds hitting the road for the first time this season tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
Diamonds opened their Evo-Stik South League East campaign with a 2-0 victory over Hanwell Town as life at Hayden Road began on a winning note.
They are now gearing up for a midweek trip to Thame United before a much shorter journey to take on Wellingborough Town in the preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup follows on next weekend.
And boss Peaks said: “We are back into it now, we have been waiting for six weeks and pre-season can always be a bit false so we are up and running.
“We started with a win and now we build for Tuesday, it will be another tough game away from home.
“The games come thick and fast at this time of year and now I am looking forward to the next one.”
Diamonds received a further boost after the game on Saturday after it was confirmed that winger Luke Fairlamb has now signed a contract with the club for the season.
The 24-year-old was highly impressive during pre-season and performed well again at the weekend.
And Peaks added: “Luke has been great in pre-season, and anyone who has watched him can see he has huge potential.
“I am delighted we have reached an agreement for him to sign a contract for this season, and it’s further evidence of the club matching my ambitions.
“I look forward to Luke playing a crucial part in the club’s season”