Queensland Roar looking forward to first ‘derby’ clash against Gold Coast United

Queensland Roar defender Luke DeVere says the club is itching to get on the pitch for round one of the 2009/10 A-League season.

Queensland Roar defender Luke DeVere says the club is itching to get on the pitch for round one of the 2009/10 A-League season.

The Roar will play the first of their Queensland derbies against new club Gold Coast United and DeVere said there is great anticipation in the air.

“Obviously for us it's our first home game and it's going to be a derby, so it's going to be a massive game and we're all looking forward to it," DeVere told Sportal.

"Everyone's really excited to go out there and do a good job and try and perform and hopefully get a win against the Gold Coast first up.

"Derbies are a big thing in any country and any league, and it's no different in this one," he added.

"We're looking forward to it and excited about it, I'm sure there will be some great games against Townsville and Gold Coast."