Melbourne Victory remaining patient on striker signing

Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick says the club will remain patient until they find the right striker to sign.

Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick says the club will remain patient until they find the right striker to sign.

The two-time A-League champions are currently experiencing a striker shortage with marquee man Archie Thompson sidelined for at least the next three months and Robbie Kruse currently out of action with a hamstring strain (although he is due to return this weekend) but Merrick says he is no rush to bring just anybody in despite starting the season with a draw and a loss.

“I didn't think we were flat against Perth the other night," Merrick said after the 2-0 home loss to the Glory on Saturday night.

"Our passing was good and we created chances, just like we did against Sydney (3-3).

“There are still another 28 games to go. It is a long season. As for finding another striker, we won't be rushed."

The Victory take on North Queensland Fury at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon – kick-off is at 3:00pm.

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