No upcoming games
Future matches are yet to be scheduled
No upcoming games
Future matches are yet to be scheduled

Please update your browser

Unfortunately you cannot view this website on the current version of your browser. Please either update your browser or use an alternative browser.

Oct 13, 2023   |  12:18PM AET

Eight Long Months | The Return Of Jake Brimmer

Eight Long Months | The Return Of Jake Brimmer

“I’ve been working extremely hard to give myself every opportunity to start round one and do what I do best, and that’s play for Melbourne Victory and score goals.”

It’s been eight long months since Jake Brimmer last featured for Melbourne Victory.

Brimmer was carried off the pitch against Adelaide last February after tearing his meniscus and now, after a long recovery, is back and rearing to go ahead of the new season.

“It’s been a long eight months, to say the least, but I’m excited,” he said.

“I’ve been working extremely hard to give myself every opportunity to start round one and do what I do best, and that’s play for Melbourne Victory and score goals.”

Reflecting on a challenging recovery, the 25-year-old explained that he’s missed football more than ever.

“You begin to realise how special the job is and how much you miss it when you haven’t got it in front of you,” Jake said.

“I’ve learned a lot, I’ve grown mentally and obviously round one is just around the corner now, so I can’t wait.”

The 21/22 Johnny Warren and Victory Medallist isn’t concerned with personal accolades this season, with his focus turned to something more important.

“Everyone wants to win the Victory Medal, everyone wants to be the best player in the league. But for me, more importantly, is winning a championship at this Club,” Brimmer said.

“Whatever comes individually will come, but ultimately, to win the championship at Melbourne Victory this year is my goal.

“It’s something that’s been missed for a very long time here.”

Coming into his fourth season with the Club, Brimmer is honoured to once again be named in the leadership group and work alongside new captain, Roderick Miranda.

“He’s (Miranda) always been a leader prior to being named captain, but it’s good for me to learn from someone of his stature and what he’s done in football,” Brimmer explained.

“So I’m excited to learn from him and to play with him again.”

Brimmer’s first chance at a return will come in Round 1 when we face Sydney FC on Saturday 21 October at Allianz Stadium.