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Victory needed week's break: Troisi

AAP logoAAP 22/11/2016 Vince Rugari

Melbourne Victory needed a week off and will be fully recharged for Saturday night's home A-League clash with the injury-ravaged Newcastle Jets, star attacker James Troisi says.

Victory were scheduled to take on Wellington Phoenix on the weekend but the fixture was postponed after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand, causing some minor damage to Westpac Stadium.

The match is yet to be rescheduled, with Victory fifth on the ladder with a game in hand.

Troisi, who made his return from a fractured collarbone in the 3-0 win over Western Sydney the week before, said they've made the most of the break.

"We needed it," he said on Tuesday.

"We trained hard during the week, which very rarely we get to do.

"All our GPS scores were through the roof.

"We had some very tough sessions, worked on a lot, but we're well-refreshed now and looking forward to the game on the weekend."

Kevin Muscat's men will be warm favourites to account for the Jets, whose injury problems show no sign of abating.

Former Victory winger Andrew Nabbout is the latest to have been struck down, and will reportedly miss the next four weeks due to an ankle injury.

On Monday, striker Aleksandr Kokko had surgery on a fractured draw that will also put him out for up to a month.

That's on top of injures to defenders Nigel Boogaard (knee), Daniel Mullen (knee) and Lachlan Jackson (ankle), while goalkeeper Ben Kennedy (Achilles) and Daniel Alessi (knee) are out for the season.

Troisi, however, insists Melbourne won't take them lightly.

"We've watched the Jets a little bit and when they're on, they're on as well," he said.

"We take very team the same and approach every game the same."

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