The eighth-placed Mariners travel to Victory for Friday night’s final round clash with Pain returning to his hometown.

Pain and Galloway left Victory for Central Coast in 2016 and both played in the two previous encounters between the clubs this term ending in 4-1 and 3-0 losses.

“There’s no point to prove,” Pain said. “We left for whatever reason, me and Scotty.

“It’s a long time since that happened now and I’m completely a Coastie now.

“I just want to go down there and try and get the three points.”

Pain has played 26 games for the Mariners since the move from Victory, scoring once and providing four assists.

The 23-year-old had previously struggled for regular game-time at Victory and has been a shining light for the Mariners.

“I’ve been relatively happy with my performances throughout the year,” he said.

“Obviously there was a time in the middle of the season for whatever reason form wasn’t there.

“That’s to be expected from a player playing his first full season starting games.

“I’ve been pretty part on a personal level, that’s up to the boys giving me the ball in those wide areas and their service has helped me do what I’ve done.”

He also was excited about a full pre-season under coach Paul Okon, who took over on the eve of the 2016/17 campaign.

“A break will be necessary to refresh the mind,” he said. “But anyone who’ll be here next season is more than excited already to get started on the new campaign.

“From a personal level I can’t wait for the new one to start.”