Muscat defends Victory's start

Having picked up just four points from the first three rounds of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season, Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat believes his side's ladder position does not accurately reflect their start to the season.

Muscat expects Victory's traditional Melbourne Cup eve clash with Wellington Phoenix at Etihad Stadium on Monday night to be an entertaining contest but is clearly focused on his team continuing its positive start to the season.

"In the three games so far, we've been the dominant team, the better team, and we haven't returned the points that we would have liked," Muscat told reporters on Sunday.

"We want to be dominant tomorrow, but we want to get the right return of points as well."

Despite only recording one win this season, against Melbourne City in the Round 3 Derby, Muscat is quite content with the manner in which the team is performing.

"Are we concerned about the way we are playing? No, no we're not," Muscat said.

"Tomorrow is about performing and being the dominant team and being the best team on the night and getting the right return of points for it."

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With Wellington currently in the top four with two wins and Victory sixth, Muscat said fans can expect a exciting match.

"It's going to be a hell of a game and they have been in the past," he said.

"It's going to be an entertaining game, a very good game of football and one that we want to win at home.

"We've had a good look at them and identified many areas in the way they like to play, but it will come down to us once again – it will come down to our application."

With only Archie Thompson (knee) and Nick Ansell (foot) sidelined with long-term injuries, once again Victory will have a near fully fit squad to select from.

"The games are coming thick and fast for us, this is our third game in a row (that) we've had a five-day turnaround, so a number of factors will be taken into consideration in selecting the team," Muscat said.

"Scotty Galloway took a little bit of a knock and didn't train after the Hume game but he has pulled up fine and he’s OK now."

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