Melbourne Victory boss Durakovic rules out pre-derby raid for Heart defender Colosimo

Melbourne Victory boss Mehmet Durakovic has ruled out rattling Melbourne Heart on the eve of the derby with a raid for Simon Colosimo.

Melbourne Victory boss Mehmet Durakovic has ruled out rattling Melbourne Heart on the eve of the derby with a raid for Simon Colosimo.

The former Manchester City defender was missing for Heart's defeat to Perth Glory today as speculation continues over a mooted shock move to Victory.

But Durakovic insisted last night: "We have enough depth as it is, we have Petar Franjic who is a youngster and I have confidence in whoever we put there.

"We don't rely on one player and what better game to get up for than Melbourne Heart."

Meanwhile, the derby is heading for a record regular season gate for the A-League with Victory officials predicting a 50,000-plus crowd for the blockbuster.

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