Victory Head Coach, Grant Brebner, has highlighted the importance of togetherness ahead of Saturday night’s encounter with Western United at Marvel Stadium.
Victory will be aiming to build a run of form, following its midweek 2-0 win over Wellington Phoenix.
First of three
“The key is togetherness. We saw on Wednesday the togetherness that the group has during and post-game,” said Brebner.
After the full-time whistle at AAMI Park, the squad gathered in the centre of the pitch and discussed the club’s momentum moving forward, with three more home games on the horizon.
"We don’t want to make it just that one game. We need it to carry us forward and become a number of games.
“We want to keep that momentum going so it’s important that we continue that form and come away with three points again,” the Head Coach said.
Victory will be boosted by the return of Storm Roux for Saturday night and Brebner has reiterated his faith in the young defenders who stepped up against Wellington.
“It’s unfortunate that we’ve picked up those injuries to Dylan Ryan and Ryan Shotton.
“Zaydan Bello, Dalibor Markovic and Aaron Anderson played in the back line – three youngsters that have come through our academy which is fantastic,” said the Head Coach.
“We’re now going to be up against a really experienced front three of Western United, so we will come up with a formula that will best help us and hopefully stifle them.”
Victory now faces Western United, Melbourne City and then Adelaide United at Marvel Stadium – where Brebner intends to climb further up the A-League ladder.
“It’s another home game for us and Marvel has been good for us over the years,” he said.
“A lot of the players haven’t played there but it is a fantastic stadium and a great arena to play in.”
Brebner also emphasised the role Victory’s members and fans can play from the terraces.
“They are of huge importance to us in terms of winning games. When things are tough and challenging, we need them behind us and supporting us.”