The Brooker brothers will team up for the first time in the Wagga City Wanderers' starting side on Saturday as the club goes in search of goals against Brindabella.
Eighteen-year-old forward Elijah Brooker will join his brother, midfielder Isaac, in the side at Gissing Oval.
Coach Michael Babic says Elijah's a 'quality' player and Isaac, 23, is thrilled he'll get his chance.
"This is the first time we've got to play together so that's nice," Isaac said.
"He's come off the bench the last couple of weeks but it's his starting debut.
"He's been good, working really hard at training, playing well in the 23s and he's definitely done enough to earn his spot this weekend."
The Brookers are travelling from Griffith to play for the Wanderers this year after COVID-19 saw Isaac move home from Victoria (where he'd been studying, and playing with Ballarat City).
He's keeping the advice simple for Elijah: "Just play as you normally do and hopefully score a goal."
There's certainly a hunger for goals after last week's scoreless draw against Western Molonglo.
"We've been pretty strong defensively the first couple of games and I think (coach Michael Babic) is pretty comfortable with us at the back so we'll have more of an attacking sense this weekend," Brooker said, adding that they've got plenty of options.
"Pretty much anyone can score. It's easy to talk up my brother for a goal, haha, but also Carl Pideski can score, Luke (Stevens) from midfield. Tyler (Allan), he's playing more of a fullback role this week but he'll be getting forward from there."
Brindabella are coming off a 4-1 win against Narrabundah, after opening their season with a 4-1 loss to Yoogali.
Brookers' teammates got a look at Brindabella in a 5-3 pre-season win but said they'll be wary.
"We know a bit about how they play and we've talked about that at training. But you're never really sure until you get there on game day," he said.
"The league is very competitive, a lot of teams will be competing for the top four so I think every game is going to be a tough one this season."
The Wanderers will be without Shaun Moffat after a head injury at training.
The Wanderers' Women's NPL team is also at home, taking on Canberra Olympic on Sunday at Rawlings Park. Olympic had a 5-1 win last week after a 2-0 loss to start their season.
The Wanderers had a bye first up then a 4-3 loss to heavyweights Canberra Croatia last week.