Ready for Victory

Perth Glory face Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium this Sunday. It will be the club’s fifth match in 16 days.

Perth Glory face Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium this Sunday. It will be the club-s fifth match in 16 days.

Captain Jacob Burns returns to the squad after missing the mid-week match in Adelaide through suspension though Naum Sekulovski will miss the clash after receiving a red card against the Reds.

Mile Sterjovski still needs to prove his fitness after the star forward was a late withdrawal from the team on Wednesday night.

It-s the second game between the Glory and Victory this season with Perth 2-nil winners at AAMI Park in week 2.

Having not won any of their previous five away matches, the Melbourne Victory will be aiming to avoid equalling the club-s record for longest winless streak on the road (six).

Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, 14 November 2010
nib Stadium, Perth
Local kick-off: 4.00pm local

Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant referees: Mathew Cheeseman and Josh Manella
Fourth official: Joe Fusari

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1. A-League club broadcast partner is 882 6PR (Perth)

Perth Glory squad: 1. Tando VELAPHI (gk), 3. Jamie COYNE, 4. Andy TODD, 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 7.Jacob BURNS, 9.Robbie FOWLER, 10.Michael BAIRD, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Tommy AMPHLETT, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15. Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 18. Brent GRIFFTHS, 20. Aleks VRTESKI (gk), 21. Mile STERJOVSKI, 25. Ryan PEARSON
*two to be omitted*

In:Jacob BURNS (back from suspension), Mile STERJOVSKI (returns from injury), Ryan PEARSON (promoted)
Out: Naum SEKULOVSKI (suspended – 1 game)
Unavailable: 6. Chris COYNE (on loan -4 weeks), 8. Victor SIKORA (Hip – 2 weeks)

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 2. Kevin MUSCAT (c), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 4. Petar FRANJIC, 5.Surat SUKHA, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Grant BREBNER, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 11.Marvin ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 14. Billy CELESKI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 19. Evan BERGER, 20.Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 23. Adrian LEIJER, 27. Geoff KELLAWAY
*three to be omitted*

In: Petar FRANJIC (promoted), Marvin ANGULO (promoted)
Out: Ricardinho (knee – 3 weeks), Diogo FERREIRA (thigh strain) Robbie KRUSE (quad – 2 weeks)
Unavailable: Nil

Head-to-head: All matches (played 16): Perth Glory wins 6, Melbourne Victory wins 6 (4 draws)