In their opening nine games, the Heart have performed indifferently with some brilliant performances (namely wins over Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory) and some horror losses (4-0 to Brisbane Roar, 3-2 to Adelaide United) but Marrone feels now everything is headed in the right direction.
''Playing with new players is always a different experience and starting at a new club is always going to be difficult, but I feel we are starting to get it together now. All the players have got an understanding,” he said.
''We were very disappointed with the 4-0 loss in Brisbane and the big test now is trying to get a result in Wellington on Sunday, which will be challenging.''
The 8th-placed Heart meet the 5th-placed Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Sunday, October 17 – kick-off is at 3:00pm AEST (5:00pm local time).