1 Dec 2014

Sport: Fiji's Roy Krisha cements starting spot

11:48 am on 1 December 2014

Fijian striker Roy Krishna has cemented a starting berth at the Wellington Phoenix after playing a starring role in the side's 5-1 A-League drubbing of Melbourne City.

The 27 year old impressed while a number of teammates were away on international duty and scored his second goal of the season on Sunday after being retained on the left flank.

He's also picked up a couple of assists this season and head coach Ernie Merrick says Krishna is beginning to find his feet.

"You've got to remember he's been in amateur football for all of his career until he came to the Phoenix and it takes a long while to adjust to full-time football and the demands and rigours of it, and then the confidence of taking players on. I thought he had a sensational game but we've seen that at training and we expect to see it on a regular basis. He's done well on the road and he's going to hold that spot for a little while longer".

Ernie Merrick says he's pleased with the flourishing partnership up front between Krishna, Nathan Burns and Michael McGlinchey.