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Aloisi expecting ex-Leeds, Liverpool winger Kewell to stand up for Melbourne Heart

Melbourne Heart head coach John Aloisi is confident that Harry Kewell will help guide the team off the bottom of the A-League table.

The Heart were beaten 3-1 by the Newcastle Jets on the weekend - their fifth loss on the trot - all of which have come in the absence of injured captain Kewell.

But the former Leeds United, Liverpool and Galatasaray forward is tipped to be back in action next weekend against Adelaide United in a game which Aloisi hopes can start the turnaround.

"Harry's been through situations like this, players like Harry stand up, then the others around him end up growing because they look around and they see Harry's out here now, of course he will help but it's not all on him," he said.

The Heart have picked up just two points from seven league outings thus far to sit a point behind second-bottom Wellington Phoenix and already 13 points off league leaders Brisbane Roar.

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