Melbourne teenager Foschini impressing hierarchy

Melbourne Victory teenager Matthew Foschini has impressed with his first pre-season with the senior squad.

Melbourne Victory teenager Matthew Foschini has impressed with his first pre-season with the senior squad.

The 18-year old, who was a member of the youth team last term, has come along well this off-season and will be given more opportunities by coach Ernie Merrick.

"He's going to get a run at some stage," Merrick said.

"If we don't want to sign another defender, we want to see who can cope at full back and centre back. Matthew might be another one, so we'll probably give him a run at some stage.

"His build-up to the season has been very good and it will come down to how he copes with the pressure and decision-making.

"This will give us a good idea of where he is."