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Verbeek gives backing to unlucky McDonald

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has backed the fortunes of unlucky striker Scott McDonald to turn. The Celtic talisman was yet again goalless in last night's 2-0 win over Bahrain, taking his dry run for the Australian national team to 12 matches but if it was for some luck, he would have broken that drought last night.

"He was there at the right moment, he was not sharp. He was very unlucky the first half, if he knew he was that free, the position was fantastic, the ball from Holman was fantastic, but his touch is not good, that was unlucky," said Verbeek.

The Dutchman has confidence in McDonald's ability and is backing him to score very soon.

"He will always score goals, he will always be an interesting player for us. He's still a good age. I'm not worried about Scotty," Verbeek added.

"We all know that a striker likes to score goals, especially if he hasn't scored goals. But the moment will come. Maybe he saves his goals for the upcoming months and maybe the World Cup."

Andrew Slevison
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