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Australian Football: Rudan salutes massive win

Mark Rudan praised his Western Sydney Wanderers players for picking up a massive three points with a 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory on Wednesday night.

The Wanderers are priced at 15/8 to finish in the top six of the A-League and gave their chances a huge boost with the victory at Commbank Stadium.

Morale-boosting win

It has been a tough start for Rudan since he stepped into the hot seat to replace Carl Robinson and the win over Victory should give the whole club a lift.

Second-half goals from Dimi Petratos and Tate Russell got the job done to end a two-game losing streak and Rudan now has two wins from his four games so far.

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Wanderers now appear to be playing with more discipline and Rudan was delighted with the win.

"This is probably our biggest result," Rudan told reporters after the game. "The last two games it was mistakes that cost us against teams running first and second in the table.

"I was really happy with our output and effort. The boys were chasing back and players who are more known for their technical ability - guys like Dimi Petratos and James Troisi, they put an absolute shift in."

Goalkeeper switch

There was one surprise on the team sheet just before kick-off as Spanish import Tomas Mejias was left out of the side with Daniel Margush returning to replace him in goal.

Rudan hinted he was not happy with Mejias' performance in the last game and Margush had earned his chance.

Rudan added: "Daniel Margush has been training really well and I wasn't overly happy with the last game (a 3-1 loss to Melbourne City) and how we conceded goals.

"It's always a big decision when you change your goalkeeper. Daniel wasn't really tested tonight but what he did do was give the back four a lot of confidence with his communication, positioning and game smarts. He's earned his place for the next game and he deserves his chance."

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