The Clarets were relegated after just one year in the top flight last season but hopes are high in Lancashire that Brian Laws' men can mount a serious challenge to return at the first attempt.
They face a stern test against Billy Davies' side at Turf Moor on Saturday August 7, but Alexander said: "It's a great game to start with.
"It's a tough one but it gets the blood pumping and I am sure the atmosphere inside Turf Moor will be fantastic and I'm looking forward to it.
"If we start the season well it should be good. We know it's going to be hard but we will have our minds screwed onto it."