Stuart Webber believes Norwich City are in a much better position going into this year's Sky Bet Championship than they were last year.
City's preparations last year were not ideal with boss Daniel Farke only joining a matter of weeks before pre-season starting.
But after a season working with the club and getting used to the Championship, Webber thinks the Canaries are in a much better position.
"In general, we're in a better place [than last season]," admitted Webber. "Last season we had two big injuries with [Timm] Klose and [Alex] Pritchard, so it's nice not have that problem.
"Pre-season has felt a lot more smooth. We're certainly better prepared and closer to where we want to be.
"We've found a really good balance this summer and it will be tested over the next 9/10 months.
"It's nice to have a year of working and having a summer of being well-prepared."
There has been plenty of changes to City's playing squad over the summer.
James Maddison and Josh Murphy departed for over £30 million combined and Webber is pleased with the players that have replaced them.
"Losing James and Josh is a massive blow for our sporting goals but it was essential for our club that we did it.
We've tried to rectify it with the signings of [Jordan] Rhodes, [Teemu] Pukki and [Kenny] McLean who can all score goals.
"We're not stupid. Last season, scoring was the area we needed to develop. We need to become a better team, rather than a team of individuals."