van ‘t Schip likely to maintain Melbourne Heart line-up

Melbourne Heart coach John van ‘t Schip is likely to keep his undefeated formation in tact for Sunday’s clash with league leaders Brisbane Roar.
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Melbourne Heart coach John van ‘t Schip is likely to keep his undefeated formation in tact for Sunday’s clash with league leaders Brisbane Roar.

The A-League new boys have not lost in six matches as they have slowly but steadily climbed up to fifth on the table and the Dutch tactician say he is not about to begin resting players or tinkering with the starting eleven just for the sake of it.

“That's something you never know, because when teams have momentum and (are) getting good results I think that changing a lot because you think you have to bring in fresh players is not something that always works out," van 't Schip said yesterday.

"Of course, we will have a good look at maybe replacing players during the games or freshening up maybe one or two players, but otherwise I think the best thing is to keep the team together, in the same positions and the same way, for as long as possible."

van ‘t Schip was eagerly anticipating the challenge of taking on the Roar, who are currently in irresistible form.

“It's six games that we've played (without a loss) and it will be very interesting on Sunday, against what at this moment is a team playing the best football in the league,” he added.

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