Melbourne Victory head coach Kevin Muscat is upbeat about his team’s form and attitude despite a 1-1 draw against Central Coast Mariners.

The result prevented Victory from recording a fourth straight win but it didn’t worry Muscat too much as he’s seen plenty of positive signs from his playing group.

Leroy George was one who put in another dazzling performance not just with his usual skills and flair but the penetration in his passes.

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“From being in Geelong and from the naked eye just watching the game live, there was so much to like,” said Muscat.

“If we analyse it this was an exceptional performance.

“A lot has been said during the week about the conditions but I didn’t hear the players speak about it once, right from the outset.

“We were aggressive in our demeanour, attitude, when we didn’t have the ball and when we had the ball to try and score goals.

“From our play created, there was an enormous number of chances through some good football.”

During the week Victory announced two new signings, Dino Djulbic and Terry Antonis with Muscat indicating he was happy with their contributions.

Djulbic played alongside Mark Milligan at centre-back and looked comfortable in his Hyundai A-League return.

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“Fortunately he’s a naturally fit guy,” said Muscat.

“He’s used to playing in warm temperatures, his last few years have been in those sort of conditions.

“I wasn’t concerned about that but we knew maybe 90 minutes was going to be testing for him and also looking after him, protecting him through injury as well.

“I was very pleased, he didn’t do too much wrong at all.”

Fellow mid-season recruit Antonis marked his A-League comeback as a substitute and was given time late in the game to show glimpses of his capability in midfield.

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“He’s nowhere near match fit at the moment, plus travel he’s had some sleepless nights,” said Muscat.

“You could just see when he came on what his qualities are, wanting to get the ball and start attacks from deep but also play further forward.

“As the game went on in the 10-14 odd minutes he was on, you could just see him get his eye in and the players around him started to get used to him.”

There are certainly very little negatives in Muscat’s view barring the draw which could’ve been all three points, as they prepare to head across the ditch to face Wellington Phoenix.

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Liam Watson is covering Melbourne Victory this season while completing Media and Communications at La Trobe University.