Patience natural for Rojas

Patience and youth are not often equated with each another, but on the eve of his 21st birthday, Melbourne Victory winger Marco Rojas has every faith that Ange Postecoglou will get his new-look side to play their best football.

Patience and youth are not often equated with each another, but on the eve of his 21st birthday, Melbourne Victory winger Marco Rojas has every faith that Ange Postecoglou will get his new-look side to play their best football.

Victory have won just once this season and will be keen to add to their three competition points when they host the Wellington Phoenix at Etihad Stadium on Monday night.

Rojas' side head into the encounter on the back of a 2-1 loss to the Newcastle Jets, but the 20-year-old said there were plenty of positive signs during that game that showed the club were not far away from getting it right on the pitch.

"Our football is getting better and I thought we played well in patches against Newcastle," Rojas said.

"We probably could have put the game away or at least scored a few in the first half.

"But I think a few more games and it will probably click."

Rojas said the feeling at the club remains positive, despite the slow start to the new campaign.

"Because we are playing gradually better, we are happy with where we are at," he said.

"We are disappointed to be on the bottom of the league and not winning games, but we believe that will come.

"We play a good brand of football and everyone is enjoying it and as you can see it is a lot better than what it was last year."

Monday's match against the Phoenix will take on extra significance for Rojas given he spent two years at the Phoenix learning his craft under current boss Ricki Hebert and he will also be pitted against many of his New Zealand international team-mates.

It is also his 21st birthday.

But the Kiwi said he will prepare for the encounter in the same way that he does for any other match and that his sole focus was obtaining the three points for his side.

"I want to perform probably a little bit better against my old team-mates, but it is just like another normal game where we are aiming for the three points," he said.

"Ricki is pretty good at keeping the national team from the club stuff so I don't think there will be any problem there.

"So I will prepare for it like any other game and hopefully we get a few people there and we get a bit of an atmosphere going."