Graeme Lee’s Under-23 side begin their home PL2 campaign with a visit from Stoke City on Monday (3pm).
Having kicked off the season with a 2-2 draw at Newcastle, the focus now turns to Rockliffe for Lee and his assistant Paul Crager.
Ben Liddle and Isaiah Jones were the men on target in the Newcastle game, and the duo are both likely to feature in the behind-closed-doors encounter against Stoke.
The starting line-up could be bolstered by some first team experience with players being given important game-time.
Stoke kicked off their campaign in some style last week, rattling four without reply past Cat 1 newcomers Leeds United. Gabriel Kyeremateng was the man who did the damage, scoring all four goals for the Potters.