Antonis provides attacking option


Terry Antonis looks set to feature in a more attacking role when Melbourne Victory takes on Western Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.

With attacking midfielder James Troisi suspended for the match, Antonis is in the mix to make his second start for Victory since signing from VVV Venlo.

In his first three appearances, against Central Coast, Wellington and Perth, Antonis has featured in a slightly deeper midfield role.

Victory captain Carl Valeri has been pleased with the way the 24-year-old has settled in at the club.

“Terry is a fantastic player, I’ve always liked him,” Valeri said.

“I’m excited to see where he can go because he has fit well into the structure and into the group.”

Rhys Williams also looks set to return to the starting XI after serving his one-match suspension for the red card he received in Wellington last Wednesday. 

Victory travels to Sydney to face a Wanderers side that hasn’t lost in four games since the start of 2018, a fact not lost on Valeri.

“It’s going to be a tough battle, watching the Wanderers in their last four games, they’re unbeaten and they have a new coach who is changing things.

“It’s going to be a battle, we have to be up for it and we have to compete.”