Boss Darren Peacock is delighted with what he has seen from his Lancaster City players in the early part of pre-season training.
The Dolly Blues will have their fourth session tonight, Thursday, ahead of the first friendly against Blackpool at Giant Axe on Saturday, July 11.
Peacock and his assistant Trevor Sinclair have thus far been mainly doing fitness and technical work.
The former Newcastle, Blackburn and Queens Park Rangers defender said: “The lads are looking really fit.
“We’ve got them back maybe a week or so earlier than last season and I’m really impressed.
“Everybody’s different but it seems like they’ve looked after themselves during the close season and they’ve done great.”
Last season’s squad has been kept together with training supplemented by a few trialists.
Peacock however believes it is too early to make a decision on any new players and wants to see them in a match situation.
The Blues boss said: “We’ve got a few players with us who’ve expressed a wish to come down and train.
“Whether it’s going to long term of not it’s very early days.
“We’ve not had a game as such.
“Sometimes players can do anything in training and then it can go to pot in a game.
“We’ve got a couple of trailists down, we’ve got players who have played elsewhere and plus, thankfully, we’ve got the players who were with us last season.
“We’re looking okay at the moment.”
Although there have been no formal announcements on the transfer front Peacock believes the club has plenty to offer new recruits.
He said: “We’re quite unique as a club.
“We’re a bit out of way and financially we’re not as well off as some in the league.
“We try to treat the players well, we give them a lot of respect and the training facilities are great.
“I think we’ve done well to keep hold of players who are catching the eye elsewhere.”