Broxham places importance on home fixtures

Melbourne Victory Captain, Leigh Broxham, believes the upcoming string of home fixtures can be a turning point in the club’s 2020/21 A-League season.

Victory’s first of three games in six days will take place this Sunday against the Newcastle Jets, with Wellington Phoenix and Western United confirmed for the following week.

Finding form

Broxham, who has made 321 A-League appearances, is focused on helping the squad discover some match-winning form.

“It’s a huge week,” said the midfielder. “We’ve seen a few teams start to pull away in the last few weeks.

“We’ve now got three games at home, there’s no travel and there’s no reason why we can’t pick up maximum points and we’re going to have to.

“We have to start winning games if we want to move up and get something out of the season,” Broxham said.

Grateful

While most professional leagues around the world continue to play in empty stadiums, Broxham is grateful to be able to play in front of Victory’s members and fans.

“To play our first game back here was huge and it made us enjoy the game a lot more having the vocal crowd supporting us,” said the captain.

“The way we finished last season with not being able to play at home and not being able to play in front of our members and fans – it is now a stark contrast.

“We appreciate it and we appreciate having our supporters in the stadium,” said Broxham.

Improving

As Melbourne prepares for a double-header at AAMI Park, Brebner and the squad continue to tighten in all areas.

“We’re trying to make sure we’re on top of everything, defining everyone’s roles and responsibilities and making sure we leave no stone unturned,” said Broxham.

“The effort is there. We’re just trying to sure up a few things, create some chances and score more goals.”