4 Jan 2013

Victory coach wary of Phoenix

7:38 pm on 4 January 2013

The Melbourne Victory football coach Ange Postecoglou is wary of the strengths the Wellington Phoenix, such as in-form striker Jeremy Brockie.

The fourth-placed Victory host the Phoenix in a round 15 A-League game on Saturday.

The Phoenix are seventh on the ladder and will be without midfielder Manny Muscat, who has been suspended for three matches.

But Postecoglou says the Phoenix have had a couple of narrow losses they could have easily won.

He says at their best they're a tough nut to crack, but so is his side.