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United dig deep to cover injured Goulding

AAP logoAAP 21/10/2016 Melissa Woods

Melbourne United star Dave Andersen says his team will have to dig deep to cover for injured sharp-shooter Chris Goulding against reigning NBL champions Perth on Sunday.

United's third successive win, beating Brisbane 78-70, was soured by an ankle injury to Goulding in the final quarter.

The Boomer escaped serious injury but will miss their Hisense Arena clash with the Wildcats and is also likely to sit out Melbourne's Thursday night match in Cairns.

Andersen said Goulding would be tough to replace but he felt they had the talent to do it.

"We've got a good deep roster so think we can cover it but in saying that it's going to be hard as he's not easily replaced," Anderson told

"Hopefully someone will step up."

The Australian veteran said he felt that United were on a roll, although the Wildcats would present their toughest test.

Against Brisbane Andersen finished with 15 points and four rebounds and said he felt he was finding his groove.

"I've been nursing some injuries but my body is slowly getting back to form and I'm finding my rhythm with the new guys on the team and starting to figure things out."

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