Striker Alex Revell believes the momentum gained from last season's promotion could carry Rotherham a long way in Sky Bet League One for this campaign.
The Millers won their last five games of the 2012/13 campaign to storm up the table and claim second spot in League Two and the feel-good factor is still lingering at New York Stadium.
Boss Steve Evans has recruited well, crucially ending a year-long pursuit of striker Matt Tubbs last weekend, and expectations are again high.
Revell, who was handed a two-year contract in the summer and has enjoyed a fine pre-season, is confident of a successful year.
"You can't ask for any more momentum than what we achieved last season with the results and the new boys that have come in have settled in really well," said former Leyton Orient frontman Revell.
"This year is a massive year for the club and hopefully we can go into the start of the season on a roll and start off in League One with everyone looking at us as if we are going to be a real force.
"When I was at Orient, we were never fancied to do anything and it's just about belief and momentum.
"League One is a little bit less physical, but the players are better and if we play like we did in the last 10 games of last season then we will be fine.
"We are going to put ourselves under pressure because we want to do well and want to get this club up again."