Sikora stands out

Former Dutch International Victor Sikora is setting the standard in the west with his determination and eagerness to contribute to a successful season for Perth Glory clearly on show in the opening three rounds.

Former Dutch International Victor Sikora is setting the standard in the west with his determination and eagerness to contribute to a successful season for Perth Glory clearly on show in the opening three rounds.

The lively midfielder succumbed to a corked thigh in the opening half of the round two clash against Wellington after opening the scoring for Perth but shook off the injury to be amongst the best for Glory in their win over Newcastle.

“I always want to play and it was lucky the injury wasn-t too bad and I could take my spot against Newcastle,” Sikora said.

“I felt good and had a chance to play on the left and also behind the strikers which I like.”

The former Ajax player received high praise from Coach Dave Mitchell who has been delighted with the tenacity and work rate of the Dutchman.

“Victor played very well today and he-s not just a technical player, he works his socks off and I was pleased for him,” Mitchell said after the match.

Sikora was involved in the majority of Perth's most dangerous attacking moves and is enjoying the license given to him to push forward at every opportunity.

“We-ve got players that are quite interchangeable, which is good. It-s a situation where if one player makes a forward run and gets caught there, the other one drops in for him.

“It-s just teammates helping out each other and that-s what we try to do all over the park,” Mitchell said.