Victory right on track

Melbourne Victory captain Adrian Leijer is hoping hard work will improve the fortunes of his side.

Melbourne Victory captain Adrian Leijer is hoping hard work will improve the fortunes of his side.

Victory have made a disappointing start to the Hyundai A-League season, winning just one of their seven matches so far as they currently sit seventh on the table, albeit with just one loss to their name as well.

The club's latest on-field disappointment came when they gave up a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to 10-man Perth Glory last weekend and they head into Sunday's fixture against Gold Coast United at AAMI Park knowing that failure to win again could send them spiralling even further down the table.

But Leijer has exercised caution to the doubters and said it is still early days in terms of the season.

"The game on the weekend is still only round eight ... there's still a long time to go in this season," Leijer told reporters at AAMI Park on Friday.

"We're working hard to get back where we should. That's all it's going to take. We're confident we can turn it around."

Leijer felt his side lacked intensity against the Glory.

"We've spoken about what we need to do and something we weren't happy with on the weekend was our intensity," he said.

"Obviously it hasn't been going the way we would have liked."

"I think that training session was evidence of the disappointment in the boys and what we're trying to do to turn things around and make sure we're up the top of the table where we should be."