Mehmet aiming for Victory


Perth Glory striker, Billy Mehmet, is doing everything possible to prove his fitness for this Sunday’s blockbuster against Harry Kewell’s Melbourne Victory.

Perth Glory striker, Billy Mehmet, is doing everything possible to prove his fitness for this Sunday-s blockbuster against Harry Kewell-s Melbourne Victory.

Stranded to the sidelines, Mehmet has missed the last three games due to a small calf tear and hopes to return to the field when Victory visit nib Stadium in just three days.

“I-ve been doing everything I can so far, hopefully I-ll be back for the game, but the boys have been doing really well, so we-ll just wait and see what happens,” Mehmet said.

New to the country, word was out early that Melbourne Victory was a big contender in the league, and Mehmet admits the clash on Sunday will be a huge test.

“I-ve heard that Melbourne Victory are a big club and with the boys that they-ve got this year we know that it-s going to be a tough game.”

“Hopefully we can get as many fans as we can to the game, to get behind us and hopefully we can get the three points.”

The former St. Mirren striker grew up watching Harry Kewell is aware of the Socceroo star-s strengths.

“Growing up in England I used to watch him play for Leeds and he-s got everything in a game so we-ll have to stop that, but I-m sure with the boys at the back we-ll combat that.”

“It-s going to be tough, but on the day anything can happen.”

Mehmet, not the only star to be in an injured position, is joined with the likes of Travis Dodd, Josh Mitchell and Bas van den Brink who will have to go under assessment after a cork from yesterday-s draw against Sydney FC.

With Sunday-s match billed as the biggest this season a massive crowd is expected on the back of Perth Glory-s excellent five game unbeaten run.

After a gruelling 20 days of travel, Perth Glory have played four out of five games away, had seven flights and lost zero.

“Wherever you play in the world you want to play the big games, and that-s what every footballer wants to do.

“So on Sunday, it-s going to be a big game and hopefully we-ll go out and play like we have been and produce,” Mehmet added.