Queensland Firebirds vice-captain Caitlyn Nevins is looking forward to making the trip down to Melbourne for their match against the Melbourne Vixens.
After missing last week due to a back injury, there is still no certainty that Laura Gietz will return to the court this weekend. However, Nevins knows the depth in the squad can overcome the goal keepers absence.
"Last year we had a young team, the girls have so much experience under their belt and Laura Clemesha came out and did a brilliant job on the weekend so we want that competition because it makes us train harder," she said.
"If we are training harder against one another we are more prepared for the games on the weekend so we could see a number of different through the defence end," Nevins added.
The Firebirds head into the weekend with confidence after their first win against reigning Champions Sunshine Coast Lightning.
It hasn't been an easy start to the season for the Queenslanders, and it won't be getting any easier this month as they play two of the top three teams from last season in the Vixens and GIANTS Netball.
Nevins, who is in her fifth season with the Firebirds, knows that the team have to bring their A-game on Saturday with how tough the competition is.
"You have to back it up every single week because Super Netball is so tough and hotly contested," she said.
"The new point system in the league makes it closer than ever so we've lost one game and we've won one, so we sit just behind the Vixens by one point on the table.
"We need to make sure we come out with a strong performance," Nevins said.
The Firebirds take on Vixens live on Channel 9 from 3pm tomorrow.