Brimmer capable of building on promising season

A forgettable first season from a team perspective, Jake Brimmer was a shining light in Melbourne Victory colours in 2020/21.

The Melbourne-born midfielder joined the Club in October 2020 after three Isuzu Ute A-League campaigns with Perth Glory.

Brimmer, a former Liverpool youth product, showed just why Victory was keen to land him in an otherwise forgettable season.

He scored five goals and provided five assists in 25 games and his creativity was often on show, particularly from set-pieces.

Brimmer created 64 chances, with his assist tally of five three more than any other Victory player.

Used mostly as an attacking midfielder, Brimmer regularly troubled opposition defences with his passing and dead-ball ability.

At just 23 years of age, there is plenty ahead of Brimmer, who started four times for Australia at the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Brimmer also reunites with now-Victory Head Coach Tony Popovic, the pair having helped Perth Glory win the Isuzu Ute A-League Premiership in 2018/19.

While Brimmer made 21 appearances in that season, only six of those were starts in a team that also included Chris Ikonomidis, Jason Davidson and Matthew Spiranovic, the trio having also now joined him at Victory.

Brimmer endeared himself to Victory fans on Australia Day with a dramatic late brace in a win over Perth.

The midfielder headed in an equaliser before his corner led to a 90th-minute penalty, which he converted in a 2-1 win.

That was a rare team highlight last season, with that win just one of five Victory recorded.

Throughout what was an otherwise difficult campaign, Brimmer showed his potential and ability to regularly cause problems for opposition defences.

Reunited with Popovic, Brimmer can get even better as he enters a second season in Victory colours.

With his set-piece ability sure to again be a key factor for Victory, Brimmer shapes as being a key player in 2021/22.