Brisbane Roar striker Jamie Maclaren has forecasted season 12 of the A-League to be the best instalment yet.
Maclaren and his Roar side kick off the new season at Suncorp Stadium against Melbourne Victory on Friday night, whom they eliminated in last season’s elimination final.
Having scored 20 goals for John Aloisi’s side last time out, Maclaren says he is raring to get out on the pitch.
“A lot of the teams have recruited well and they will all be strong,” Maclaren said.
“Every team has made some really good gains and I agree with people saying it will be the best season yet.
“It’s been a long preseason and we’re just itching to get out on Suncorp Stadium. We love playing there and we just can’t wait for Friday.”
The striker admitted he is feeling confident about the new season and believes Brisbane can make an impression.
“If we can start well this year and get that consistency at home and improve our away record, we’ll set ourselves up for a good season,” Maclaren added.
“The structures that we’ve set up are attacking and that’s what I really like. It’s my job to score goals and if the boys can create chances than hopefully I can finish them off.
“I’ve always believed in myself, so have my team mates and coaches and I believe in what we’re doing at the Roar.”
The match kicks off at 7:50 pm AEDT.