Kevin Muscat has responded to Melbourne Victory's month of inertia by challenging his players to fight for their places; beginning with first-choice goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas.
Thomas was axed from the starting line-up for the first time in three seasons on Saturday night as the Victory did enough to beat Brisbane 2-1 at Marvel Stadium.
It was a selection shake-up that few saw coming.
Thomas, 26, has been the No. 1 at the Victory since 2016 and has won two Grand Finals for Muscat's side, winning...