It hasn't been an easy season for the Western Sydney team, finishing with the wooden spoon, the second since entering the W-League six years ago. They finished with their lowest goals scored (11) and points tally (4) in their history.

"It's been tough," Barrett said.

"There have been games where we should have got more out of it, whether it was our doing or things just go against you.

"Your start is important and that is something we certainly will be focusing on next season."

In a season with just 12 games, it's important to get points under your belt from the beginning but for the Wanderers, they only managed to get their first points of the season in Round 6. 

They did have some close games that they could've taken points from but with a relatively new side including Barrett coming in as the head coach this season, it wasn't going to click in a matter of 14 weeks. 

While a full home and away season is likely on the cards in the coming seasons, something that could help teams like the Wanderers in the future, the team just had to keep fighting as the season went on. 

"We're fighters," Barrett said. 

"I think that is one thing this team has continually shown is that whether we're down on the scoreboard or we're down in relation to missing players or we're down on confidence because we haven't been winning, we've always fought for the club and for the supporters.

"That is something I've been proud of from the group and it doesn't matter where we've been on the table or who we're playing, the focus is always there at training to go out there an get a result."

They showed that fighting spirit and their determination came to be a powerful weapon against Adelaide United, where they effectively ended the finals hopes of the Reds with 4-1 win. 

The Wanderers are yet to finish higher than sixth in a season but it is likely to be a process to get the side to their maiden W-League finals appearances.

As they say, "Rome wasn't built in a day".

Barrett has experience W-League finals having taken over the reins at Sydney FC in round 3 of the 2014 season and taking the Sky Blue's to the finals every season here was, including making the Grand Final in the 2015/16 season.

But looking to next season, Barrett just wants to win for a club that represents where he grew up.

"I want to win for the club," he said. 

"The club has been fantastic, they've supported myself, they've supported the girls and if there is a club I've ever wanted to bring success to its the people here.

"I understand it is a bit of a process, we'll get there and I want to make sure I'm the one that brings that to the club."