Brebner hopes Victory can build momentum

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory head coach Grant Brebner hopes his team can build momentum after a 2-0 win over the Wellington Phoenix.

A brace from Rudy Gestede, his first goals for the club, saw Victory to a much-needed and deserved win at AAMI Park on Wednesday.

While Dalibor Markovic and Zaydan Bello made impressive debuts, Victory saw Dylan Ryan, Marco Rojas and Ryan Shotton suffer injuries.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Brebner discussed the win, Gestede and the injuries.

on having Gestede, Callum McManaman, Robbie Kruse and Marco Rojas starting…
“In respect to the fact we win the game, our number nine gets two goals, service from the wide areas, that’s what we brought Rudy here for, that’s why we brought Callum, it’s obviously why we’ve got Marco and Robbie in behind. One of the pleasing aspects from tonight, yes.”

on the post-game huddle…
“It wasn’t myself that spoke. It was the players that led that. I just think it’s been a tough few weeks for everybody at the club and there’s nobody been more united than the people inside the four walls of the changing room and the staff. We were obviously desperate for that win, but it’s something now that we hope can carry a little bit of momentum for us. While it’s great to get the win, we need to obviously back it up again this weekend.”

on celebrations for first goal…
“It falls into the same category. Rudy came here to score goals, he’s had a frustrating time of it so for him to … score two goals as a striker it’s obviously a good return and again he’s one that needs to continue that hopefully.”

on injuries…
“Dylan’s got a knee injury, I won’t diagnose what it is because I actually don’t know as we sit here and Marco’s got a sore kick to I think the Achilles or the calf and Ryan has picked up a knee injury from bizarrely enough when he took the throw-in in the first half. We’ll have a look at all three tomorrow.”