Stags' boss Steve Evans declared his players are 'ahead of schedule' prior to tomorrow night's trip to Northern Premier League Division One South club Stamford.
Speaking this afternoon to www.mansfieldtown.net, the manager said: "For the Stamford match there will only be a few senior lads.
"In large, the lads are ahead of schedule when we measure their minutes on the pitch ahead of the new season.
"When you play the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest [to be played on Saturday] in seven days your energy levels are going to be tested and the lads have been great.
"A few senior lads will be at Stamford and at this stage it is an important match for them.
"The large majority of the squad will train tomorrow morning and get focused on more minutes against Forest.
"Again, we will be tested but that is exactly what I want.
"Both the managers at Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough gave our lads many many plaudits and that is a testament to how hard they have worked when Carlos and Garry are so complimentary."
Admission prices at The Zeeco Stadium tomorrow night (7.30pm) are: adults £6; concessions £4; 12 to 16 year olds £1.