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Archie Thompson set for Victory return

  • Archie Thompson set for Victory return

Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson appears set to return for the club in Saturday's Melbourne derby.

The 38-year-old has not played since straining a medial ligament in his knee three months ago, in an FFA Cup quarter-final against Adelaide.

He required arthroscopic surgery and was spotted limping at training last week, however the former Socceroos forward is expected to be on Victory's bench for Saturday night's clash.

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"He is on track to return," coach Kevin Muscat told News Corp Australia.

"If he has a good week at training than he is a big chance for the derby."

Thompson is believed to have gone close to travelling with the team to Western Australia for Victory's match against Perth Glory, but Muscat opted to keep him at home as a precaution.

Meanwhile defensive midfielder Carl Valeri will undergo further tests on Tuesday and Wednesday to determine the cause of his balance issues.

The 52-game Socceroos veteran was taken from training a fortnight ago after falling ill, and has continued to struggle since.

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