GOLD Coast has the potential to "shake up" the top four in 2015, Suns utility Jarrod Harbrow says.

The Suns were on track for a maiden finals berth last season before superstar Gary Ablett went down with a season-ending shoulder injury in round 16.

Gold Coast was 9-6 at the time, but slumped to 10-12 at season's end – costing former coach Guy McKenna his job.

But with experienced mentor Rodney Eade taking over at the helm and another year of development into the Suns' young players, now is the time for Gold Coast to flex its muscles, Harbrow said.

"It would be good to just get there, get to the finals in this season coming up," he told

"I think the boys are pretty hungry for it.

"We are certainly training the house down, pre-season's got off to a great start and that's what we're all here to play for.

"We're here to make the finals and give the top four a really good shake up.

"Everything we're doing on and off the field right now is leaning towards a maiden finals berth."

Harbrow is the only Suns player to have been coached by Eade before and is among the minority with finals experience.

From 2008-10 he played in nine finals for the Western Bulldogs, when Eade led the side to three straight preliminary finals.

The 26-year-old, who is set to play game 150 in round two, is confident 'Rocket' is the man to shoot the Suns up the ladder.

"I played under him for four years, we had a bit of success at the Bulldogs. I think in my first season we finished 13th and then the next three years after that we made the prelim," Harbrow said.

"I got to know Rocket quite well, formed a pretty good relationship with him. It's pretty exciting for him to join the Suns now and I think he's been awesome for the group so far.

"He's brought a new flavour and new coaching method and game-plan and style to the group.

"I think the boys are embracing it quite well and we're looking forward to playing a few more final series coming up."