Port Vale boss Lee Sinnott was delighted with the way his side started the new League Two season, with a 3-1 victory at Luton Town.
The Valiants have been tipped to make a charge for promotion and Sinnott thinks that the win at Kenilworth Road has put down a useful marker.
He told The Sentinel: "Yes, we creaked at times, but we didn't break and that is a great attribute to take on board.
"We've only had one game, but I believe in this set of players. But they've got to go through games like that and come through them to create that positive belief within themselves.
"We won't get carried away with one result or think we're the bees' knees, no chance.
"First-day results can be a little bit misleading at times, but I was looking at how we'd cope with playing in a little bit of cauldron and I was pleased with how we dealt with that."