Muscat: ‘This Melbourne Derby will be special’


Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says his team will put Melbourne City ‘under enormous pressure’ right from the kick-off in Saturday’s derby.

If the men in navy blue and white follow their coach’s instructions, City – winless in the first two games of the season and struggling for goals – could be in for a tough night at a packed Etihad Stadium.

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Muscat said there was plenty of pressure in the crosstown rivals.

“I don’t know what pressure they’re under from within,” Muscat said.

“What I do know, it’s the first derby where there’s some expectation on them.

“This our tenth year of living with expectation. We’ll get at them nice and early, put them under enormous pressure. They’ll feel pressure from the kick-off and when we get the ball back I dare say that we’ll want to cause problems and we’ll want to get on the attack.”

Muscat also indicated that Scott Galloway, available again after returning from Young Socceroos duty, would replace the injured Jason Geria in the starting XI, although it remains to be seen if Daniel Georgievski will revert to his natural position at right-back.