Wanderers feeling the love in A-League

Kwame Yeboah of the Wanderers is enjoying being back in Australia.
Kwame Yeboah of the Wanderers is enjoying being back in Australia.

A new stadium, fresh facilities and a revamped playing list have the Western Sydney Wanderers feeling the love ahead of the new A-League season.

Ahead of Markus Babbel's second season as coach, forward Kwame Yeboah said the Wanderers had "gelled" beautifully.

"It has changed a lot. I would say our beautiful facilities have made a big impact, all the new boys that have come in," Yeboah told AAP.

"A few international players, Australian boys ... .we're just a group that's really close, we've gelled very well together in these last three months of pre-season."

The Wanderers have embraced a fun environment full of big personalities, including the likes of Yeboah and recruit Daniel Georgievski.

"Before every training we're all looking forward to coming to training - not just to train but to be with the boys as well," Yeboah said.

"It's a little brotherhood here at the Wanderers, a bit more than just football for us."

It has been a tumultuous two years since Tony Popovic departed on the eve of the 2017/18 season, with Josep Gombau lasting less than six months.

Babbel overhauled the squad last season, including signing Yeboah in December 2018 - changes the Wanderers hope can help the club return to the top of the table.

"I was here for the last five months of last year, so I didn't really experience the whole thing but from what I see now, it's totally different," Yeboah said.

"We've got a whole new squad so we've got all the young boys come up and we've got a few signings.

"So for us we don't really know much different but what we know now is this season's started off well for us."

Meanwhile Yeboah - who is still just 25 after spending four years in Germany - is enjoying being back in Australia.

"Of course it's different coming back after being in Europe for five years but I'm enjoying being back, especially here at the Wanderers," he said.

"I'm loving it here."

Australian Associated Press