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Wellington Phoenix set for Melbourne double-header

Wellington Phoenix all are set for a double-header in Melbourne this week according to coach Ricki Herbert. The New Zealand club take on the Victory at AAMI Park in the first of the A-League's midweek games tomorrow night before meeting the Heart at the same venue on Sunday.

Phoenix coach Herbert has prepared by taking a 17-man squad with him and is aware that it might be too much of an ask for most players to back up from the 2-1 win over Sydney FC on Saturday with two more games this week.

"Some players might not go Saturday, Wednesday, Sunday - it will be tough for them to back up," Herbert told NZPA.

"I thought the players worked really well on Saturday but they did a lot of work. Players like (Paul) Ifill and (Chris) Greenacre you've got to be a little bit careful with.

"If some play (tomorrow) they might not play on Sunday, but that's not so concerning as we have some good depth to bring in now."

Andrew Slevison
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