Melbourne to continue attacking style against Nth Qld

Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick insists the team will not shy away from their attacking style of game when they take on North Queensland Fury tomorrow.
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Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick insists the team will not shy away from their attacking style of game when they take on North Queensland Fury tomorrow.

The Victory are the A-League’s highest-scoring team whilst the Fury currently have the worst defensive record in the competition and Merrick wants to play free-flowing football after his side struggled to a 1-0 win last time the clubs met thanks to an Archie Thompson goal.

"It's the way we want to play," Merrick said. "I'd rather have a team that wants to have a go.

"The first time up there we had to defend a lot. We got a 1-0 win, but we want to go up there with bit a more attacking firepower from up front and from midfield.

"We won't take anything for granted (because) Fury will be always tough to beat at home. We don't really change our plans too much.

"Fury always create chances and even if a game seems over they can bounce back. This a stage of the season where most teams are battle hardened and it's not going to be an easy game."

The first-placed Victory take on bottom of the table Fury at Dairy Farmers Stadium tomorrow. Kick-off is at 8:00pm local time (9:00pm AEDT).