Clovis Kamdjo expects Forest Green's opponents to raise their game when they come to the New Lawn this season.
Rovers have claimed maximum points from their opening two Vanarama Conference fixtures, a flying start they hope to maintain when they host Alfreton today.
Summer signing Kamdjo marked his home debut with the opening goal in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Chester, a side who were reprieved from relegation on a technicality last season and lost 5-0 to Barnet on day one.
Ady Pennock's experienced side will be expected to blow away the division's lesser lights this term, but ex-Salisbury man Kamdjo is wary of being bitten by underdogs.
The Cameroon Under-21 international said: "You look at some of the players who have signed for Conference teams and I think this league is getting stronger.
"Players are dropping down from the League and that will make it harder for us, and I know every team that comes to Forest Green will raise their game.
"When I was at Salisbury last year I can remember people talking about Forest Green having good players and we knew we had to be at our best against them.
"This season it will be the same, and we have to be able to deal with that and make sure we're focused for every game."
Alfreton will be searching for their first points of 2014/15, having so far been beaten by Woking and Kidderminster.
And their fiery manager Nicky Law will be absent from the dugout as he continues to serve a six-game stadium ban, imposed for improper conduct last season.
Roves boss Pennock could name an unchanged XI for the third game running.