The Robins will return to League Two for the first time in three years, but many people are expecting Martin Allen's side to bounce back at the first attempt.
"The fans are pretty realistic and I think we all have to have a realism about it," Schofield told the Gloucestershire Citizen.
"There is no point trying to put pressure on ourselves. In a league campaign it's about where you finish, not where you start.
"There are 46 games to play and the main thing is to get points on the board as early as possible. It's then a question of trying to keep the points ticking over."