Melbourne Victory’s Milligan urges home crowd to get behind Socceroos

Mark Milligan has implored fans to turn out in their droves for Tuesday’s crucial World Cup qualifier between Australia and Jordan.

The Socceroos need to beat the Jordanians at the Etihad Stadium to keep their chances of automatically progressing to next year’s finals in Brazil alive and the Melbourne Victory defender knows how important a strong home crowd will be.

“That last match against Japan (1-1 draw in Saitama on Tuesday) was something we really needed - maybe not so much in terms of a result, but in terms of how we went about our business," he said.

"It was a good start to the three games.

"It was shown in Japan what playing at home in front of a massive crowd can do.

"We are very confident coming to Melbourne that everyone is going to turn up in great numbers at Etihad Stadium.

"It literally is an extra leg at times and very much needed for us."

 
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