Nairn into outright fifth for Victory appearances

Star midfielder Christine Nairn moved into outright fifth for most Westfield W-League appearances for Melbourne Victory.

The American, 28, played her 48th game for Victory in a 0-0 draw against Canberra United at McKellar Park on Tuesday.

Only Gulcan Koca (66), Enza Barilla (65), Steph Catley (65) and Maika Ruyter-Hooley (58) have made more appearances for Victory.

Victory head coach Jeff Hopkins praised the playmaker for her season so far.

"She's been great for us this season. Again, made a big difference to help move us on from where we were last season," he said.

"There have been a number of players but she's been very influential on the park, off the park.

"I'm really pleased for her as well."