Coach Alex Gaetani hopes new signing Mackenzie Hancox could become a vital piece in the Riverside Olympic jigsaw puzzle.
Having seen his side finally find its goal-scoring boots in Saturday's 3-3 draw at Kingborough, Gaetani is expected to hand the striker a role at his old Prospect stamping ground.
Spanish import Nil Sanz (two) and former Launceston United prodigy Fletcher Fulton were on target at Lightwood Park and should both again feature alongside Matt Spanos.
"Our squad will be very similar because everyone played their part last week, but I expect Macka will play a role," Gaetani said.
Reluctant to highlight individuals from a solid team display, the coach said the teenage Fulton and veteran Taylor Neilson were looking equally comfortable at statewide level.
"Fletcher was awesome again. He is so highly regarded by our coaching team. We don't have any concern about him playing at this level, in fact he was probably ready last season.
"He is as talented as anyone his age in Tasmania. He's a terrier and has just got this mentality to try and beat anyone.
"To nutmeg Eddie Bidwell on debut shows his level of confidence and I would not want to play against him.
"Taylor has come back and been awesome. In his roles as a holding midfielder, playmaker and captain he organises everything and sets a really high standard.
"We need a goalscorer to support someone like that and hopefully Macca can do that because he is a good finisher."
Olympic won the corresponding fixture 2-1 last season with a late winner from Rhys Kinslow.
Meanwhile Launceston City coach Roger Hardwicke heaped praise on Sam Ridgard after his captain's inspirational start at Prospect.
The English playmaker has scored in fightbacks against the league's top two sides South Hobart and Devonport, but was unable to prevent his new side losing both games.
Ridgard's display against the champions on Saturday was warmly welcomed by the Prospect Park faithful and Hardwicke said his compatriot is pivotal to the team's campaign.
"Sam leads from the front. He's always affecting the game," he said.
"He's a smart player, a great leader and we're delighted to have him."
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Ridgard and fellow arrivals Rob Gerrard, Yasin Mohammadi and Gedi Krusa have formed a new-look midfield around established stikers Noah Mies and Jarrod Linger.
"It's a learning process for us with so many new players but we've got to start playing for 90 minutes now just 60," Hardwicke said after watching his side fall behind in both opening fixtures.
Gerrard will be suspended for Saturday's derby following his sending off against Devonport but City hope to have keeper Lachy Clark back from a quad injury.
"Like every derby, we want to be the number one club in town," Hardwicke added. "Every game is a cup final in such a short season.
"So far I feel we've only shown 70 per cent of what we're capable and we've still given South Hobart and Devonport a run for their money."