Colm Cavanagh accepts that Tyrone will have their work cut out against Roscommon.
The Red Hands face the Rossies in their Super 8s opener at Croke Park on Saturday evening and all-action midfielder Cavanagh is bracing himself for a searching examination:
"It's very important to get off to a good start," the Moy clubman states in The Irish Daily Star. "This is a new approach, a new system, and it's very exciting.
"The first game is going to be a massive test and it's very important in this type of Champions League structure. Roscommon seem formidable. I saw them in the Connacht final and they looked very, very impressive, they could have nipped Galway.
"If we get the first win then we're pushing for top place but if we lose the first game and the second, then we're gone."