"The Mansfield game will obviously be massive with a big crowd, but I am really looking forward to playing Lincoln," said Hardy.
"Their boys will be cock-a-hoop after the season they have had and they will be full of confidence.
"I can't wait to get them here on our new pitch.
"But overall I can't wait. Coventry away for the first game is a top, top, draw. It will be tough, but how exciting?"