Brett Ormerod believes Blackpool are ready for the challenge of Premier League football after a tough pre-season.
The Seasiders slipped to a 2-1 friendly defeat against Hibernian at Bloomfield Road on Sunday but Ormerod was encouraged by the performance.
Jason Euell broke the deadlock early on and Blackpool created further chances, but they were made to pay for not extending their lead as Derek Riordan and Liam Miller turned the game in Hibernian's favour.
"Hibernian are a good team and it was a good test," Ormerod told the club's official website.
"I thought we kept the ball a lot better today, especially in the first half. But for a bit of wayward finishing we could have scored a few goals."
Ormerod is now looking forward to the start of the Premier League after being worked hard in training over the past few weeks.
The 33-year-old striker is confident Blackpool will give a good account of themselves in the opener at Wigan on Saturday.
"We've had a tough week, we're feeling a bit tired in the legs but that's what it's for," he said.
"It's all part of pre-season and hopefully we'll be nice and sharp for the opener."
"It's been a pretty tough pre-season but hopefully the lads are raring to go now.
"We'll now have a good week of training and be ready for the big kick-off."