Fit Kruse eyes Victory's A-League restart

Anna Harrington
Robbie Kruse should be available for Melbourne Victory selection when the A-League resumes in July

A fit Robbie Kruse is confident he can handle the rigours of Melbourne Victory's packed A-League restart schedule despite most of his return season to the competition being decimated by injury.

The Socceroos attacker suffered serious injuries to both hamstrings throughout a difficult campaign but the suspension of the A-League has given him the chance to recover.

"So far it's been really good; I worked hard in the break to get my hammies up to pace so I'm feeling good," Kruse told reporters on Wednesday.

"You can't really control injuries. You can do as much as you can but the proof's when you start playing and I'm doing everything I can and hopefully I can stay injury free."

Victory have five games remaining in the regular season and will condense those fixtures into four weeks, but Kruse was confident they could handle a "difficult schedule".

Kruse has set his sights on on starting Victory's July 16 return match against Western United but is uncertain how he'll be managed through games by interim coach Grant Brebner.

"Physically my hamstrings and my body should be fine, (but) with the closeness of the games, whether I'm going to play every game and play 90 minutes that's up to Grant and the coaches," he said.

"But I'll give myself the best chance to perform at a level I'm capable of."

Kruse is one of a handful of Victory players contracted for next season and said it was important for the club to settle on its next coach.

"Obviously this last season's been not the greatest on the pitch and off the pitch and I think collectively the club needs to hopefully find the right person to take over," Kruse said.

"There's a lot of good coaches out there, you've seen also a lot of new coaches coming into the league with Uffy Talay over in Wellington as well.

"There's coaches out there who can produce the goods so hopefully we can get that sorted and he can have a say in what kind of players he wants to sign."