Melbourne City recruit Ellie Carpenter says she's excited to face her former W-League club Canberra United for the first time on Sunday.
The Matildas right-back spent two seasons at Canberra under Heather Garriock before moving to Melbourne City this off-season.
"I'm really excited to head back there and to (play) them," Carpenter said.
"They have a quality side this year with the internationals and a squad that's full of depth so it's going to be a good battle."
City started their season with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle, with Carpenter impressing in her first outing for her new team.
The W-League powerhouse should be bolstered by Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik and New Zealand international Rebekah Stott for their trip to Canberra
City were finally able to confirm the signings of the key duo on Wednesday, while forward Kyah Simon could earn some minutes after overcoming a calf injury.
Meanwhile, having recently signed a multi-year contract extension with NWSL side Portland Thorns, Carpenter said she was comfortable with how she was juggling the two club seasons.
The W-League started later this season to better align with the NWSL but Carpenter said she also hoped to see Australia's domestic league season extended - something that could come in the form of mid-week fixtures in the future.
"It would be great obviously to extend the W-League now that women's football's growing," Carpenter said.
"I think the next thing to do after the equal pay is obviously to extend the W-League, I think that would be great."