Adelaide United signing Scott Galloway says he couldn't have reached his potential at his former A-League club Wellington Phoenix.
Galloway has set the scene for a frosty return to Wellington for Saturday's fixture by detailing why he left the Phoenix at the end of last season.
"For me the move ... was to come to a classy, competitive team, somewhere that is going to push me and drive me to become the best player," Galloway told reporters on Thursday.
"And I believe that so far it has done that. I have not regretted a single thing, I have loved every minute of being in Adelaide."
Galloway believed this season's Phoenix, under new coach Mark Rudan, were a different proposition to when he played in Wellington last season.
"Looking from the outside, the way it is set up there is a lot better than what it was last year," he said.
"And I think that comes down to the coach, the coaching staff and the approach they have made this year."
Sixth-placed Adelaide are one point ahead of seventh-placed Wellington, with both clubs banking just one win so far.
Adelaide's season has included winning the FFA Cup with much of the Reds' output coming from winger Craig Goodwin.
Goodwin has scored eight goals in all competitions for Adelaide but Galloway urged his teammates not to become overly reliant on the in-form winger.
"We have been relying on Goody for most of our goals but now I think it's time for everyone else to step up and do their job as well, which I believe we will," he said.
"He's in a great hit of form ... he has a been absolutely killing it but we have got other players in the team that are able to score."
Goodwin rejoins United after being an unused substitute in Australia's 3-0 win against Lebanon on Tuesday night.
"He has come back positive, obviously he would have loved to have played but now his focus switches straight back to us and continuing the form he's in," Galloway said.