Melbourne Victory midfielder Nick Ward is slowly getting over a niggling groin injury.
"I'm really looking forward to (the Fulham game)," Ward told the Herald Sun.
"It's a good test for us. They've got a game in Europe coming up and I'm sure they won't be taking it lightly.
"We want to put on a good performance and all the boys are looking fit and strong and, coming into the season, it's an ideal game for us.
"The body's feeling really good. I've been having treatment on the groin and it's worked really well.
"I've had about six injections into the groin and it seems to have worked really well. It wasn't pleasant, but it's one of the things you've got to do."