Midfielder Charlie Adam is convinced promoted Blackpool will be ready for the start of the Barclays Premier League season.
The Lancashire side suffered a double blow as their already threadbare squad was further depleted by serious injuries to two players.
Striker Billy Clarke learned he could miss the whole campaign after rupturing a cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly while fellow forward Louis Almond was ruled out for three months with a dislocated shoulder.
Their absences will increase the urgency for manager Ian Holloway to add to his squad ahead of the August 14 kick-off at Wigan.
Holloway is yet to sign a player this summer and has lost four with loans for Seamus Coleman, DJ Campbell and Stephen Dobbie ending and Ben Burgess joining Notts County.
But Scotland international Adam said: "Come August 14, that's when we'll be ready.
"That's when you know you are in the Premier League, when you walk out at 2.55 ready to win your first three points."