Andrew Hoole and Central Coast Mariners are expecting to face a fired-up Western Sydney this Saturday after their embarrassing 5-0 loss to Sydney FC in the Sydney derby.
Hoole was a keen observer of the derby on Saturday, which saw the Sky Blues inflict a massive victory over their cross-city rivals.
The winger said Western Sydney won't be short of motivation after copping a "bit of a drubbing".
"I watched the whole game. Western Sydney were good in some areas, they were poor in other areas," Hoole said.
"They’ll be looking to get back to winning ways. A 5-0 loss is not easy to take. One-nil, 2-0, you can take that but 5-0, it’s a bit of a drubbing.
"So they’re coming to Central Coast to get three points and we’re looking to get back to winning ways as well, so it should be a good game."
The Mariners are coming off their own defeat, a controversial 1-0 loss to Melbourne City away.
"It was disappointing on the weekend result-wise, hopefully against Western Sydney we can get back to winning ways," the 24-year-old said.
"We missed Tom [Hiariej] in the middle of the park, he’s a very good player for us and key going forward. He adds a bit of composure on the ball, to keep it in tight areas. He doesn’t lose it when there’s players around him.
"He brings players into play and I think he also attracts a few of the opposition players when he has the ball himself. Also work-rate is important. He always give you that energy up front.
"But I think Rosey did a good job, it’s only his first game in a long time. I think he held himself well and whoever comes in will do a good job."
Hoole will make his 100th appearance in the A-League this Saturday against the Wanderers. The forward debuted for the Newcastle Jets as a 19-year-old in 2013.
He spent a season with Sydney FC, before returning to the Jets and then joined Central Coast at the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
Hoole admits he didn't know he was hitting the milestone this weekend until he was informed.
"I wasn’t even sure," he said.
"It’s a nice achievement for myself. It has gone really quick, soon I’ll hopefully be at 150. You just take each game as it comes. You don’t really keep tally on the games itself."