Victory to rest key players on Sunday

January 2, 2007

Melbourne Victory is likely to be without its three top goal-scorers for Sunday's A-League match against Perth Glory in Perth.

Coach Ernie Merrick says he's likely to give captain Kevin Muscat and leading scorer Daniel Allsopp a rest.

The Victory will definitely be without star striker Archie Thompson and defender Adrian Leijer through suspension.

But Merrick says the Victory will still field a strong team, as many players who haven't been getting regular games are in good form and deserve a chance against the Glory.