Sydney FC head coach Steve Corica shares his squad's hunger as they begin their season with a blockbuster FFA Cup encounter with Robbie Fowler's Brisbane Roar on Wednesday night.
The Sky Blues kick off their FFA Cup campaign at Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday night and the end of the long off-season is a welcome sight for the Sydney FC gaffer.
Sydney FC's recruitment in pre-season has Corica excited ahead of their cup clash.
"I'm very pleased with the new recruits, they've fitted in very well," said Corica. "They'll all be involved tomorrow and we are looking forward to that.
"With the bal,l we are going to be very exciting to watch."
A whole raft of changes have occured in Brisbane with more than new signings filling up spots in the team sheet.
That includes four new foreign players from the United Kingdom, defenders Tom Aldred and Macauley Gillesphey, Irish midfielder Jay O'Shea, Welsh forward Aaron Amadi-Holloway and Kiwi goalkeeper Max Crocombe.
Corica is prepared for the new faces, but without too much exposure to the new-look Brisbane team, the Sydney FC coach is wary of his cup opponents.
"It's definitely a new look team and looks like they'll be playing a different system under Robbie Fowler," said Corica. "It's early on in the season and this is the first chance we get to have a look at them.
"They've brought over plenty of players from England that we don't know too much about.
"We're going to find out tomorrow night, I suppose."