JAGS hitman Kris Doolan says it is too early to set himself targets for the new campaign.
Partick Thistle will open their league programme in just under a month with the visit of Falkirk, with hopes high at Firhill that this can finally be the season the club can return to the SPL for the first time in eight years.
Doolan enjoyed 45 minutes of Thistle's opening pre-season outing at Alloa last week and is determined to use that showing to build momentum, and is hungry for more game time at Ayr United tonight.
But, having knocked in a baker's dozen goals last season, the Firhill fans' favourite says he is adopting a one-game-at-a-time approach.
Doolan said: "It was good to get things going at Alloa on Friday and that victory (a 2-1 success) has given us a good base going into the Ayr game. Personally speaking, I was just pleased with a solid 45 minutes and, hopefully, I can back that up at Somerset Park.
"I was relatively satisfied with 13 goals last season, but a wee bit frustrated not to match or better the 16 I had the term before.
"Obviously I have these figures in mind for the season ahead, but right now it is about getting as much game time under my belt as I can and just trying to rediscover the sharpness."
Tonight's tussle with the Honest Men presents a reunion with former team-mate and Firhill striker Mark Roberts and, with Ayr having just handed out a four-goal thrashing to SPL side Motherwell, Doolan admits his mates will have to click through the gears on the Ayr raid.
He said: "Obviously Ayr beat Motherwell pretty convincingly on Saturday and that will have given them plenty of confidence, and with Marko featuring in that one I am sure he would love to get on the score-sheet against us.
"So we know that will mean that we will all have to lift things up another level. That is what you ask of yourself as the pre-season unfolds. But if we can come away from Ayr unscathed it will have been a decent performance as Somerset Park has never been a particularly happy hunting ground for Partick Thistle."
While the league campaign does not start until August, the Jags' next competitive outing will be in the Challenge Cup away at derby rivals Clyde a week on Saturday.
Final preparation for that battle with the Bully Wee will be provided by Jags participation in the ARR Craib Cup tournament at Firhill this Saturday with a clash against a Celtic XI followed the next day by a meeting with either Airdrie United or Davie Moyes' Everton.
Doolan has no doubt that will all help guarantee the Jags are galvanised for the new campaign.
He said: "I think it will be great for both the players and the fans that we will complete our preparation at Firhill for the new campaign.
"Hopefully there may be a few names in the Celtic XI as you always want to test yourself against the best players possible. But given we got off to the winning start at Alloa the priority is to keep building momentum at Ayr and not look beyond that."