Port Vale boss Micky Adams says that Tuesday night's 3-2 friendly win over West Bromwich Albion is a big lift ahead of the new League One season.
Goals from Ben Williamson and Tom Pope, followed by a late Craig Dawson own goal, helped Vale finished their pre-season campaign in style.
Adams told BBC Radio Stoke: "We showed the right attitude and it's certainly a morale booster.
"It doesn't get us any points, but it shows me we're there or thereabouts. And it's now given us a lot of food for thought over Saturday's team."
Vale begin their League One campaign with a home game against Walsall.