Muscat defends Victory's slow start

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is not concerned by his side's relatively slow start to the 2015-16 A-League season.

Following their first defeat of the season against Newcastle Jets last time out, Victory have picked up just four points from the opening three games of the season.

A 0-0 draw against Adelaide United was backed up with a thrilling 3-2 derby win over rivals Melbourne City for their only win of the A-League campaign so far.

However, Victory have also qualified for the FFA Cup final after a 3-0 win over NPL Victoria side Hume City last Wednesday.

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Despite sitting sixth in the table, Muscat knows there is no cause to panic despite some poor results. 

"In the three game so far we've been the dominant team, the better team," he said.

"Yes we would have liked more points (but) are we concerned about the way we're playing? No we're not.

"There's still a lot of football to be played and it's still too early in the season to start worrying about what other teams are doing."

Victory host Wellington Phoenix on Monday night in their yearly Melbourne Cup-eve clash.

Muscat has nearly a full-squad to choose from with only Archie Thompson (knee) and Nick Ansell (foot) sidelined with long-term injuries.

"It's going to be a hell of a game and they have been in the past," he said.

"It's going to be an entertaining game, a very good game of football and one that we want to win at home.

"We've had a good look at them and identified many areas in the way they like to play, but it will come down to us once again – it will come down to our application."