King’s Lynn Town boss Simon Clark has already started doing his homework on his side’s Southern League Central rivals.
The new season gets underway in less than a month and Clark and his coaching staff have been clocking up the miles in a bid to give themselves a head start for the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign.
Lynn’s chief and his staff have already watched the likes of Kettering, Coalville, Barwell, Rushall Olympic and Tamworth in action over the summer and further trips are planned over the close-season break.
Clark, who is leaving no stone unturned in his preparations, said: “Watching the opposition, even this early, gives us ideas and a picture of what we might face in the month’s ahead.
“Yes I know that every side might change shape between now and the beginning of the season but it can give you a feel for the opposing managers and the opposition.
“It gives us an idea about individual players, how teams set up and the pattern of football that they could play.
“If a team have a strong DNA and play a certain way we will know how to negate their strengths and emphasise our own play on their weaknesses.”
On Saturday, a busy Clark, who will take in two more matches this week, watched Coalville beat a young Notts County XI 4-1 before observing the Rushall Olympic against Barwell clash later in the day.
It came less than 24 hours after Lynn continued their own groundwork with a 4-1 victory over Mildenhall Town on Friday night.