28 Nov 2008

One change to Phoenix lineup

5:57 am on 28 November 2008

The Wellington Phoenix football coach Ricki Herbert has made just one change to the squad that defeated the Newcastle Jets for tonight's A-League match against the

Melbourne Victory in Wellington.

Karl Dodd will miss the match at Westpac Stadium, the in-form Phoenix centre back suspended for one game after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in the 2-nil win against the Jets.

But Herbert has the luxury of bringing Andrew Durante straight into the lineup, meaning the Phoenix skipper will finally play his 50th A-League match.

Herbert says consistency is again the key - it certainly has been for the past seven weeks - and their form has been really good.

That consistency has seen the Phoenix pick up 13 points in the previous seven rounds, including recording back-to-back victories for the first

time in the club's short history.... they'll seek to make it three on the trot when they host the Victory.