Wagga City Wanderers will be looking to hit back hard when they travel to Canberra for the fourth round of the FFA Cup on Thursday night.
The Wanderers will be looking to put last week's 10-0 Charity Shield loss behind them when they tackle Brindabella FC at Calwell.
While the opening round of the NPL Two season awaits on Saturday week, Wanderers coach Dave Leonard stressed his team's focus is on progressing to the next round of the FFA Cup.
"We're leading up to round one but for us definitely the full focus is on (Thursday) night," Leonard said.
"We definitely have a point to prove after last week's charity match."
The Wanderers took on the might of NPL One premiers Canberra Croatia and came up well short.
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But the group have studied the vision of last week and Leonard expects to see improvement.
"We're a pretty proud group, we've watched the video of the charity match and we've got the same squad and the boys want to go out there and have a go," he said.
The Wanderers will take a squad of 15 to Canberra for the clash with Jake Ploenges a notable inclusion.
"It will pretty much be as reasonably full strength squad as we'll be taking into the season," Leonard said.
"Jake comes back in after missing the Charity Shield due to a wedding. It's good to have him back, he gives us a spark on a wing and up front."
The Wanderers downed Brindabella 3-0 last year and travel to Canberra hoping to notch another win.
"Brindabella, like most Canberra teams, have recruited fairly well this year so we're certainly not underestimating the challenge but we'll back ourselves in," Leonard said.
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