Wasps boss Dai Young believes the new faces in his side will provide the quality necessary to help them be successful in the upcoming season.
Plagued by a poor start and disappointed by a bad end Wasps had to settle for eighth spot on the table at the end of last season.
Following five consecutive victories between December and February, Wasps were sitting pretty in fourth place but their Aviva Premiership semi-final and Heineken Cup dreams disintegrated with seven straight defeats soon after.
Young has responded to losing the likes of Billy Vunipola and the retiring Stephen Jones by filling his squad with equally experienced and exciting talent like Andy Goode and Jersey number eight Guy Thompson, as well as strengthening his forwards with Matt Mullan and Kearnan Myall.
With an opening fixture with Harlequins at Twickenham in the London Double Header, Young will soon learn a lot about his new recruits in a highly competitive game which ended in a dramatic 42-40 defeat last year.
And the former Welsh international insists the talent and experience possessed by the influx of new players will be the cure his side's inconsistency over the last few seasons as they push for a top-six finish.
"Everyone has obviously done a lot of hard work throughout pre-season and we are all just really getting ready to start the season," said Young.
"It is early doors but I'm happy with the squad we've put together and I think we have a stronger squad this season which is important and we will get going.
"Consistency is what we want. We had a poor start last season, an excellent middle campaign and a poor finish.
"We are looking for consistency right across the board. We've added in a couple of players to add strength in depth and we believe our starting team can compete.
"With one or two injuries we struggled with that quality in depth last year but I think we've added the quality to the squad so that we can mount a real strong campaign this year.
"We have talked about top six but like everything it is step by step really and that's our target to get into the top six and if we do better that will be outstanding.
"But in saying that we know we will have to be consistent and we know we will have to step up a bit from last season.
"London double headers are a great way to start and playing against a quality team in Harlequins will be great.
"We had a really exciting game last season and I am hoping for more of the same, but it'll be great to get that result.
"It will give us a yard signal as to where we are in the first game of the season, and I'm sure they will be looking to get that title back and they will want to do that in style, it's a big game for us and coming from there we will know how much work we have to do."