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Silver lining to fixture delay, says Melbourne Victory coach Brebner

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Melbourne Victory’s clash with Brisbane Roar, scheduled for Sunday, has become the latest A-League victim of the coronavirus crisis, postponed because of the three-day lockdown in Brisbane as a result of an increase in COVID-19 cases in Queensland.

No date has been set for the fixture to take place but Victory is hopeful that it might be staged next Friday, January 15.

“It’s glass half full, glass half empty,” said Victory coach Grant Brebner.

The COVID-related delay to the A-League fixture could give Grant Brebner’s team time to catch-up on match fitness after a busy summer. Credit:Cameron Spencer

“It’s an opportunity where we can make the best of the situation. From a footballing perspective, we get an opportunity now to bring players closer to match fitness, with that extended break, and, who knows, it might even work in our favour.”

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