Teddy Sheringham is looking forward to taking charge at the Lamex Stadium as Stevenage boss for the first time.Sheringham was appointed as manager of the Sky Bet League 2 side in May, and the senior side's only pre-season fixture so far was played away at Wealdstone.
The Boro's preparation ahead of the new campaign steps up on Friday, though, and Sheringham feels that a match against Sky Bet Championship outfit Nottingham Forest will be a good test for his charges.
“I'm really looking forward to it, it will definitely be a stiffer test that what we have encountered so far,” Sheringham told Stevenage's official site.
“It is a level that we are looking forward to performing at. We are playing at our home ground and it is the first game for me in front of our fans, there are a couple of new signings that the fans will want to see plus how well the players from last year are taking on my take on things.”
Sheringham has been working with his players on the training ground for two weeks now, giving him a chance to make his mark on the squad.
And he has been delighted with the way his initial time has gone, in preparation for 2015/16.
“It's been very pleasing, not just the standard but the way they have taken on board what we are all about,” the 49-year-old manager added.
“Every manager has a different idea about how they want their team to play. I have come here with an idea and they are all buying into it which is great.”