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Melbourne Victory out to beat unbeaten run in Perth

Melbourne Victory have not won any of their past five away matches against the Perth Glory.

With four losses and a draw in that time, the Victory have fallen in to a mini hoodoo when playing in Western Australia and this Sunday they are out to stop the rot.

With some good recent form, winning three of their last four, the Victory find themselves sitting second on the ladder and a win against the Glory would put them clear of those teams just behind them, Glory included.

Midfielder Leigh Broxham was aware of the Victory's bad recent run out west and said the players were determined to out things right.

"It's obviously a big game," said Broxham.

"We've had a couple of good results and we need to back it up, especially away to Perth, where our record's not great. We know that and it's time to fix it.

"We can make all the excuses we want to, but I don't think any of the boys accept that. We go there and expect to get maximum points every time. Last time we went there, we thought we had a pretty good shot at it and played some good football and still didn't come away with the win. So it's time to rectify that."

Victory defender Matthew Kemp said the team was able to break a similar run of outs away at Newcastle Jets and believes this task is no different.

"We stopped the hoodoo we had at Newcastle and we're pretty confident we can do the same in Perth," Kemp said.

"You know in the back of your mind you might not have won somewhere and have a tough day, but when you go out there it's 11 on 11."

The Victory take on the Glory at Members Equity Stadium this Sunday - kick-off is at 4:00pm local time.

Andrew Slevison
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