Wollongong Wolves captain James Stojcevski is confident his side will hit the ground running when the NSW National Premier Leagues season restarts this weekend.
The Wolves host Mt Druitt on Sunday, and with all competition points wiped, the team is eager to open their account with a win.
The two sides were scheduled to face prior to the shutdown, with the Rangers cancelling the match to protect their pitch. The season was suspended just days later.
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While the Wolves have not forgotten the incident, Stojcevski said the side is purely focused on securing three crucial points.
"Nothing really changes for us, it's just another team that's in our way that we have to beat," Stojcevski said.
"Our second preseason has been excellent. Given the situation, everyone was understanding of what was happening, that there wouldn't be that same financial incentive as previously.
"It just shows the team just wants to play football together and win together."
Stojcevski endured a frustrating start to the initial season, departing the Wolves round one win over Sydney Olympic with a hamstring injury before missing the loss to North Shore a week later.
Having overcome that ailment and completed a second preseason, the skipper is fully fit and determined to play his best football in the coming weeks.
"I have had that extra time to recover. I feel much fitter than I was at the start of the initial season and physically I'm in peak condition."