Goalkeeper Daniel Margush on making his club debut against Macarthur and this Friday night's clash against Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium.
The Wanderers opened their A-League campaign this season with a tough defeat to Macarthur last Wednesday night at Bankwest Stadium.
Despite the result, there were plenty of positives to take from the match said goalkeeper Daniel Margush who made his club debut and played in his first match in the competition since the 2017/18 season.
"It was good to be out there in A-League setting again. You get a good buzz in any professional game, so it's good to get that feeling back," said Margush.
"I think the boys put in a good shift, considering we have only played 45 minutes together of proper football, the boys did well and you can't fault our efforts.
"It was an unfortunate goal they scored and at the end of the day, we take plenty of positives out of it and we look forward to our next game."
Margush joined the Wanderers this season after spells at both Perth Glory and Adelaide United and is now relishing the opportunity to be between the sticks at the Red & Black.
"It's great now that I have the opportunity and stage to show people I can do it," said Margush.
"So now it's up to me to be able to do that and perform. Obviously, it's hard not having consistent game time over the past two-three years, but look now that I have the opportunity I'm just hoping that I can take it with both hands and run."
The Red & Black have had just over a week to prepare for Friday night's match against Newcastle Jets with the team taking plenty of confidence into the clash after their first match of the season.
"The boys are positive. The Gaffa told us after the game to hold our heads high and that we put in a solid shift, and we really did put in a solid shift," said Margush.
"The boys worked their backsides off so we take a lot of confidence out of the game.
"We're only going to get better and I think against the Jets it's going to be a big game for a variety of reasons and I think we have a lot of good characters in the change room that will relish it."