Graham Turner has braced his side for a “test of character” as Shrewsbury Town launch an away double header at unbeaten Stevenage tomorrow.
After back-to-back home games against Preston and Tranmere, Town make the trip to Hertfordshire before heading to Notts County next Saturday.
Stevenage are yet to taste defeat in the league this season and Turner knows his side will need to be at their best to return with a reward.
“It’s a little test of character,” said Turner. “It’s a small ground at Stevenage with the crowd right on top of the play.
“They’ve had a good start to the season and a place like that is a test of character, a test of our resilience and a test of our desire to be successful this season.
“It’s always a high intensity game when you go to Stevenage but it should be a good footballing game.”
Stevenage marked their first campaign in League One last term by reaching the play-offs before losing to Sheffield United.
Turner is hoping his side can build up a similar promotion-inspired momentum this season.
“Two clubs went straight back down last season (Chesterfield and Wycombe) and they came up and went the other way,” Turner added.
“Sometimes you can get that winning mentality in a club and, if you can keep it going, it gives you every confidence you can succeed in the league higher. I think we have that got spirit and winning mentality in the club, particularly at home.”
Turner is likely to name an unchanged team for the fourth successive game if defender Michael Hector overcomes a knee niggle.
Meanwhile, young striker Tom Bradshaw looks set to be available for next Saturday’s trip to County.
There were doubts over his participation following his call-up to the Wales Under-21 squad to play in the Czech Republic on Monday, September 10.
But Wales officials have told Town that Bradshaw can join the squad after the trip to Meadow Lane.