Sigmund cleared for Phoenix farewell against Victory

Veteran Wellington Phoenix defender Ben Sigmund been cleared fit to play in Saturday's A-League home match against Melbourne Victory, having quickly shaken off a knee injury.

Wellington Phoenix Ben Sigmund

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The 34-year-old has been sidelined for most of this season - his last before retirement - and it looked to have ended prematurely when he limped off two minutes into last week's 3-0 loss to Melbourne City.

However Sigmund has been deemed ready to face the Victory and probably for next week's season-ending game against Western Sydney Wanderers in Wellington.

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Captain and long-time central defensive partner Andrew Durante hopes the team can give Sigmund the best possible farewell, along with Manny Muscat, who is leaving next season for Melbourne City.

"They've been fantastic stalwarts and leaders at this football club and we want to send them off in the right way," Durante said.

"I know both of them would like a couple of wins to say thank you to the fans.



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Published 1 April 2016 at 5:36pm