Brisbane Roar Head Coach John Aloisi believes his squad has laid the foundations for a Hyundai A-League revival following last season's disappointing campaign.
Aloisi took the reigns of the Roar in June and has overseen six games for three wins, a draw and two losses since his appointment.
"I am happy the way the whole pre-season worked," Aloisi said.
"I said to the players on the first day that I was looking for improvement in every single training session, every single match.
"I wanted improvement as individuals and also as a team and our structures.
"I saw that every day of the pre-season. Every game there was an improvement in the way we played. I am happy with the way it is shaping up.
"We will freshen them up now . . . we will be ready for the first game."
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The Roar open the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season with an away clash against Western Sydney Wanderers FC on Thursday, 8 October.
They will be without captain Matt McKay and central defender James Donachie, who leave on Saturday for Socceroos and Olyroos duties.
Defender Shane Stefanutto also is still in rehab with a calf injury and won't be available for the opener while striker Jean Carlos Solorzano's foot injury sustained against the Mariners last weekend is likely to sideline him for at least two weeks.