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“I'm just glad to be back out here” - McManaman

Sat 20 February 2021 | 11:57

Melbourne Victory winger Callum McManaman is going to feature against Newcastle and is eager to help his side win the battle.

Watching

Melbourne Victory

getting off to a bad start from the beginning of the season from the bench,

Callum McManaman

admitted that he is in a richer vein of form, prepared to make an impact for his side in

A-League

.

The 29-year-old pulled off a remarkable debut performance and met the target in the clash against

Brisbane Roar

in January. However, he has suffered an ankle injury when they locked horns with

Adelaide

.

"

It's been very tough - a lot harder than usual,

" McManaman said.

"

Coming into a new club, having a good start, getting to know the lads and not being able to help from the sides. Going to the games and watching's been frustrating.

"I've been desperate to get involved and help but finally I'm just glad to be back out here."

Victory have had a record of two defeats, one draw, and a win without the Englishman. The struggling A-League club is sitting rock-bottom on the table.

With the winger being fit, he is going to be included in the starting XI against

Newcastle

.

"

I was playing well before I got injured so I'm going to try to take that into the next game I play,

" he said. "

I'm confident

."

McManaman, who has shown off a talismanic display in Wigan’s FA Cup final triumph against Manchester City in 2013, believes he will be a prolific asset when they face the Jets.

Grant Brebner

, Victory’s coach, stated that Robbie Kruse will feature for “60-70 minutes” and Rudy Gestede will also be given limited game time. Marco Rojas, on the other hand, will be out of action as he is dealing with a concussion and a facial fracture.

Newcastle, however, are on an unbeaten run of four games and Brebner requires his side to start making a change on Sunday.

Winning's a habit and losing can also be a habit,

" he said.

"

We really need to get on the front foot this weekend

.

"

We really need to get three points in the first of five home games and start getting that winning habit again that this club has always been associated with."


source: SportMob