Despite already boasting status as one of the most pedigreed and finely run clubs in the A-League, the Wanderers performances at W-League level have been disappointing to say the least.

After a sixth placed finish in their debut 2012 campaign, the Wanderers have finished last or thereabouts every season since, which leads experienced new coach Heffernan to seek inspiration from abroad.

“I am very hopeful we will have some exciting news regarding a few signings from overseas...they are very good players and will add not just to the Wanderers, but to the competition as a whole,” Heffernan told the club website.

“We have been working hard for a good three to four months now and it seems it is now starting to heat up a bit.

"The phone calls and contacts we made earlier on are starting to come back to us. It’s getting close to the season so the players are very well aware of getting their futures sorted."

Whether new foreign signings and a greater sense of stability around the club will be enough to steady the Wanderers and allow a genuine push at the W-League's increasingly competitive upper-reaches, only time will well.

“We are really happy with where we are at. We have watched the majority of the NPL this season and feel like we have the best couple of players out of there,” he continued.

“We have watched a lot of the future Matildas and the under 19s and we definitely feel we have the best players from that as well. It is the same with the players we have retained from last year.

“Things are falling into place nicely.

“There is a big push for sure. The fact is, it is the Wanderers and the expectation when you put on the Red & Black jersey is that you perform and win things.

“The club has to challenge for things and always be involved in the big games at the end of the season. But, expectations alone are not enough, there has to be more.”