Tyrone are hoping to squeeze another two games into the month of January, according to Peter Harte.
The Red Hands have already played three in Section A of the Dr McKenna Cup and will face Fermanagh in the semi-finals on Sunday. If they reach the final of the pre-season competition, which they have won in each of the last six years, it will guarantee them six games in January with the opening round of the Allianz League against Galway taking place at the end of the month.
"Mickey (Harte) hasn't changed in his 17 years, or whatever it is. He wants to play as many games in January as he can," the brilliant wing back told the Irish News.
"We always take the McKenna Cup seriously, and getting to a semi-final on Sunday gives us another chance to work on things, to be competitive, and get another game before Galway in the National League."
Reflecting on Wednesday night's win over Cavan, Harte said: "We had a couple of very good scores, and the two goals at the end typified it. There was good kick-passing, good movement off the ball. As you saw last year, you need to be working on that, you need to get very good at it because the top teams are."