We'll Attack From The Outset: Van 't Schip

Melbourne Heart Head Coach John van 't Schip says his team will seek to attack from the outset as it faces Sydney FC at the Sydney Football Stadium tonight.

Melbourne Heart Head Coach John van 't Schip says his team will seek to attack from the outset as it faces Sydney FC at the Sydney Football Stadium tonight.

The second placed outfit will take on the Sky Blues in a match poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the top six.

With Wayne Srhoj ruled out through a quadriceps strain, van 't Schip will be forced into a reshuffle of his squad.

However, the Dutchman says Heart won't be changing its direct, attack minded approach.

"We always go out to win a game and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't," he said.

"But it's not in my nature to go somewhere and say let's try to play a draw.

"Of course if at the end the game means you are happy to concede a draw, okay you are happy to do that, but beforehand we always want to win.

"If we go one-nil up and we're playing well we'll go for the second goal."

Meanwhile Van 't Schip reported midfielder Jonatan Germano, who pulled his hamstring against Victory, would miss a further two matches.

Mr Reliable Matt Thompson, who managed a crucial brace in the win over Victory, missed training on Tuesday but has been tipped play against the Sky Blues.

"Matt has a bit of a cold so it's more of a precaution that we kept him out (of training). I think he will be okay for Thursday," he said.