The strike duo have had distinguished careers with Victory, but know they must prove themselves under their new coach for season 2012-13
Melbourne Victory strike veterans Archie Thompson and Danny Allsopp have received little assurances on the role they will have under Ange Postecoglou, but are happy to prove themselves to their new coach.
Dual A-League title-winning coach Postecoglou has begun to make his mark since taking charge of the club on April 24, releasing out-of-contract duo Ante Covic and Grant Brebner but otherwise giving little away on how he wants to mould his squad.
While both Thompson and Allsopp - both part of the club's foundation squad - are still under contract at Victory, the former was linked with a move to Thailand in March, while Allsopp's future under former Brisbane Roar coach Postecoglou has been questioned.
But the duo, speaking on Wednesday at a promotion launch for Victory's friendly with Greek Super League champions Olympiakos on May 19, both want to remain at the club and show their new coach their worth.
"I don't think you can count just on youth," Thompson said when asked if, at 33, he was concerned if Postecoglou might turn to younger players next campaign.
"Obviously there's got to be a blend of youth and a blend of experience. So if I think if you perform well and you train well you're gonna play."
"It's either [Postecoglou's] way or the highway, so I mean I've just got to adapt my game to how he wants to play and that's all I can do."
Thompson then added he would consider a move if he did not fit in Postecoglou's plans: "Come the start of the season I might not be in favour then I might have to look elsewhere and that's just the nature of the game."
Allsopp place in the Victory squad has seemed uncertain for some time, having been linked with a move to Wellington Phoenix before the 2011-12 season.
The 33-year-old is keen show his value in the final season of his current contract at Victory, however, and has targeted another title before retirement.
"There's no guarantees for anyone I guess but hopefully I'll have a fair shot at it, same as anyone else and get judged by what I actually do on the park," Allsopp said.
"Players have got contracts and you've got work with the squad that we've got and we've got a lot of places, we need to sign some players as well for next season because we're quite short at the moment.
"I really want to win another league title before I finish playing so hopefully with Ange coming in this year I'll have a chance of doing that."
Olympiakos are set to bring a full-strength squad to Australia for the friendly, and Allsopp said the match will provide him and his team-mates with a glimpse of how their new coach operates.
"We're getting to learn a little bit about the way Ange wants to play, so we'll be taking that out of it and it'll be a good experience for us," he said.
"They're always good memories when you think back of at the end of your career."