Huysegems Has Point To Prove

Belgian international Stein Huysegems has a point to prove when he returns to the Wellington Phoenix starting line up tomorrow against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

Belgian international Stein Huysegems has a point to prove when he returns to the Wellington Phoenix starting line up tomorrow against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

Huysegems has been on the bench for the last three games and is delighted to be back in the mix.

“I thought I had a good start to the season,” Huysegems said today.

“I didn-t play very well against Sydney FC, but the whole team was off key in that game.

“Against Adelaide I scored a goal that was wrongly ruled out for offside and then I found myself on the bench.

“It was disappointing but when you get the chance you have to show what you can do.

“I think my training has been good and don-t see any problems because of the lack of game time I-ve had in recent weeks.”

Huysegems said it is important that the Phoenix organise well and stay compact if they are going to get a result against Victory, one of their bogey sides.

“We have to be patient in front of goal and when the chances come we must take them,” he said.

“Against Brisbane we had two good scoring chances in the first 15 minutes. If we take one of them it is a different game.”

The Phoenix will be without Manny Muscat, who is serving a three-match suspension, and Tyler Boyd who is also suspended after unluckily receiving two yellow cards against Brisbane.

As well as Huysegems, Benji Totori, who has been used as a substitute in recent games, comes into the starting line up.

Wellington Phoenix: Mark Paston, Leo Bertos, Andrew Durante (captain), Ben Sigmund, Tony Lochhead, Louis Fenton, Vince Lia, Dani Sanchez, Benji Totori, Jeremy Brockie, Stein Huysegems. Substitutes: Alex Smith, Cameron Lindsay, Michael Boxall, Griffin McMaster.