IT’S just another layer to Dave Andersen’s homecoming story that his first game back at the WEC will come against his former club Melbourne United on Friday.
Taking the reigning champions on first up will be a big test, but it’s one the Hawks, and in particular Andersen, are relishing.
“It’ll be a good test for us going up against the champs,” Andersen said.
“You go up against the best to get better and I believe that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to take them straight off the bat, it’s at home and hopefully we can put on a good show for our fans.
“We’re not going to take a backward step and I certainly won’t be. I’m going to give my all and have a good go. It’ll be hard playing against Chris [Goulding] and Casper [Ware], some of my really good friends, Josh [Boone] and Dave Barlow all those guys I’ve played with and won a championship with.
“We’ve scouted them and we know what they’re about. They’ve got a lot of talent so it’s going to be no easy task but that’s how we like it.”