Melbourne Heart expect key trio back this week

Melbourne Heart coach John van ‘t Schip is expecting a key trio of players back this week, headed by star midfielder Josip Skoko.
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Melbourne Heart coach John van ‘t Schip is expecting a key trio of players back this week, headed by star midfielder Josip Skoko.

The 34-year old has been out of action since round 2 with a hamstring injury but should be back for the Heart’s home clash with Wellington Phoenix this Sunday.

van ‘t Schip also said that Rutger Worm and Alex Terra, who missed the weekend’s loss to Central Coast Mariners, should both be available for selection.

“It is important now we get a lot of players back,” van ‘t Schip said. “Josip Skoko is looking good and hopefully Alex Terra and Rutger Worm are going to be available for the game, so we have got more choice.”

van ‘t Schip also said that the inclusion of John Aloisi in recent weeks was also adding something to the Heart line-up.

“John Aloisi is coming back slowly too. He has twice come onto the pitch as a substitute and every week he is looking stronger and sharper,” he added.

“So I think he is going to complete the squad as well as an experienced player. With all that, I think it’s important as well to confront the game of Wellington as they did very well last year, and have started this year well too.”

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