Harry Maguire believes he is capable of handling the increased expectation on his shoulders this season.
The Sheffield-born defender caught many admiring glances last season, clocking up over 50 starts along the way, but he is only too aware that this season promises to be even tougher.
The centre-half commented: "People say your second season is often the hardest and they are probably right. I have had a solid start to the season, nothing spectacular, but I am happy enough with my form.
"We have been pretty tight defensively for long periods, but we keep conceding sloppy goals and that is something we are working hard to eradicate."
On Wednesday's Johnstone Paint Trophy tie at Meadow Lane, Maguire added: "We want to win every game and this is no different, if we win there it maintains our momentum and unbeaten run.
"Our main aim is to progress to the next round and I am sure whoever plays will give it their all to make sure that is the case.
"If we progress we know we face another tough test at Coventry but first and foremost we have to overcome Notts County and that won't be easy."