The Worm Looks To Turn

Melbourne Heart FC winger Rutger Worm says he is due to break his scoring drought this weekend as he looks to inspire his side back to the winners list.

Melbourne Heart FC winger Rutger Worm says he is due to break his scoring drought this weekend as he looks to inspire his side back to the winners list.

Heart has been without a win since December 29, a 4-0 romp over Sydney FC which had the Red and White seemingly predestined for a place in the Hyundai A-League-s top two.

However, a troublesome January period has put pay to those ambitions, at least temporarily, as Heart looks to relaunch its campaign and confirm its place in the Finals Series.

The Dutchman is keen to play his part in igniting Heart-s campaign, saying he is eager to add to his goal tally with the Club.

“I think it-s time for a goal for the Worm, so I-ll do my best and see what happens,” he said.

Worm admitted the preceding month has frustrated the playing group, with strong performances against the Central Coast Mariners, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory going unrewarded.

“The team performed well, we had a lot of opportunities and we deserved a win, but unfortunately, it didn-t work out,” Worm said.

“Against Victory, obviously, we needed a goal. I think against Newcastle, we have to do the same as against Victory, but we can-t forget to score, as that-s what it-s all about.”

During Heart-s last trip to the Hunter Valley during opening match of the season, a last minute goal by Byun Sung-Hwan clinched victory for the home side, ensuring John van ‘t Schip-s side returned home pointless despite a promising display.

Worm though dismissed suggestions Heart is out for revenge, saying victory is the only motivation the side needs to produce its best.

“Revenge is a big word, but we need three points. We are three points ahead of Newcastle and we want to make the finals. A win will put us six points clear,” he said.

“We had a good period of seven or eight games, and after that, we have been a bit unlucky, but against Newcastle, we have to turn it around.”