Brown excited for what 2019 holds


He made the move south in the off-season and has settled into life in the Melbourne Victory locker room nicely.

As 2019 starts, Corey Brown is set on a big year.

“I’ve loved the move,” said Brown of his decision to join Melbourne.

“I’m really happy with it and we’re doing well as a team, so I’m looking forward to a big 2019.

“[In 2019] my ambitions align with the team’s ambitions: to win trophies and be successful, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

After stringing together six successive wins between Rounds 3 and 8 of the Hyundai A-League season, back-to-back draws have frustrated Brown and his teammates, but the group is resolved to return to the winners’ list.

“Obviously [the last two weeks] have been frustrating,” Brown said of draws against Melbourne City and Wellington Phoenix.

“You want to win every game, especially when we’re on a good run of form. We want to keep that going.

“Even though we’ve been halted a little… we haven’t lost them which is a positive.

“The first couple games [of the season] are ones we should’ve got results out of but didn’t, so the positive is we’re not losing games.

“We’ve got to bounce back this weekend and get the three points.”

The left-back is one of four members of the Melbourne Victory squad to have played every minute of the current campaign – alongside Lawrence Thomas, Kosta Barbarouses and fellow newcomer Storm Roux – and looks at the team’s January run of six matches in 21 days as a challenge they’re prepared for.

“[I’ve settled in] not too badly. Stormy (Storm Roux] and I have played every minute and I think we’ve been pretty solid. 

“We’ve all put in the hard work in in pre-season to be fit for these games, so fitness isn’t an issue for us.

“It’ll be all about playing games and recovering for the next one.”

Melbourne Victory play Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night. Kick-off is at 7:50pm.