AN UNDERMANNED Leeton United first grade side will get this year's Football Wagga competition underway on Sunday.
Several players will be missing from the first grade Pascoe Cup side, but coach Frank Alampi was confident the team taking the park against Wagga United will be able to get the job done.
The club announced Joey Fondacaro and Jarrod Sillis as their first grade co-captains at training on Thursday night.
However, Fondacaro will miss the first four rounds of the season due to a carryover suspension from 2019.
Several others will miss Sunday's clash thanks to niggling injuries and prior commitments.
United has been back training since restrictions lifted in preparation for round one, with Alampi unsure what to expect on Sunday afternoon at Rawlings Park 4.
"We're as ready as we can be ... it's obviously different this year and a situation we haven't been in before," he said.
"Wagga United are always a very good team.
"They were very unlucky to miss the finals last year. We played some really good matches against them (in 2019), so I'm expecting it will be a tough match.
"I think the team we pick will be able to get the job done."
United will be on the road plenty this season, with the club only allocated three home games.
Their first will be next weekend against Henwood Park.