His side kick off the new campaign on Saturday at home against Kinnoull.
Speaking to the Herald, he said: “In pre-season results mean nothing. We are well prepared in my eyes and I am looking forward to a new start to be honest.
"We have brought in experience and the new players have played in the top tier, but we have to respect this division.
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"Most teams will fancy their chances at finishing in that top area and we face a tough start against some strong Fife-based sides.
“The good thing is the standards are high now and those experienced players demand from the others in the team. I am confident we can do well this year.”