When the National League North’s fixtures are released on July 1, every fan, player and manager will be scouring their club’s list of matches looking for those contests which mean the most to them.
Whether it is in hope of a particularly kind end-of-season run-in, a chance to stay close to home over the festive season or an early grudge match against your biggest rivals, there is a reason for everyone to get excited.
But the two matches Boston United’s Kyle Dixon is looking out for are AFC Telford United home and away.
“That’s the team I’m looking forward to playing against,” Dixon told The Standard.
“Hopefully I can score a few goals against them and show them what they’re missing.”
The midfield playmaker was due to spend a four-month loan spell with the Bucks to complete last season.
But after making two second-half substitute appearances for Telford, Dixon approached manager Steve Kittrick and requested his spell be terminated, professing a preference to return to Boston, where he had enjoyed two previous loans.
This led to his deal with parent club Notts County being ended by mutual consent and Dixon returning to the Jakemans Stadium as a Pilgrim.
Kittrick wasn’t happy, stating that ‘he’s done himself a lot of harm with Notts County and us’.
However, Dixon - who went on loan to Telford listed as a right back rather than in his preferred central role - says he holds no grudges.
“I’m not a bitter person,” he added.
“I have nothing against Telford’s fans, players or manager at all.
“It’s just that things didn’t work out.
“Now I’m a Boston player and my job is to do my best for Boston.”