The Roar travel to Canberra tonight to play the in-form United having lost their opening two matches in tight contests against Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers.

It presents a tough run of fixtures to inaugurate a new coach, with Canberra also proving tricky customers under a fresh-faced Heather Garriock lineup.

But Goodship is well aware that with one of the strongest squads in the competition, there's no point making excuses.

“We need to play consistently for 90 minutes, take our key chances and key moments in the game and it should swing in our favour,” Goodship said.

“The players have worked really hard in training because they’re determined to turn the moments and performances into results.”

In Brisbane's favour is the form of prodigious youngster Rylee Baisden and the club's previous positive record against Canberra.

“We don’t take the history into account, we respect it but a lot of clubs have changed personnel, changed their style, structure and coaching staff,” Goodship added.

“They’ll [Canberra United] be tough, they play different formations than we’re used to and they’ll cause issues with different aspects of their game but we’re confident and prepared.

“Hopefully, it’s the first of many – she’s creating for others and been in positions to score herself which is a massive positive for Rylee [Baisden],” the new Head Coach continued.