I have to score more - Nabbout's A-League future up in the air

Source: AAP

Socceroos attacker Andrew Nabbout has struggled to find the net with Melbourne Victory and is yet to commit to the club beyond this A-League season.

Nabbout concedes he has underperformed on his return to Victory as the club stares down the barrel of missing the A-League finals.

The Socceroos attacker was hailed as a key signing in July when he returned from Japan for a second stint at Victory.

He signed a one-year deal but has found the net just four times in 15 A-League appearances with Victory slipping nine points adrift of the top six.

"I should have finished a lot more chances than I have but I've created a lot of chances as well and I've done a lot of work in that wide role," Nabbout said.

"There's a lot of room for improvement with everyone and I look to the little parts of my game where I can improve.

"I have to score a few more and get a lot more assists.

"I'll be working on that for the rest of the season to make sure that it gets right."

Nabbout scored 18 goals from 45 starts during his two previous A-League seasons with Newcastle Jets.

He left in 2018 and spent 16 months with Japanese giants Urawa Reds before returning to his original A-League club Victory on a one-year deal.

"I've spoken to the club and we're on the same page on where we want to be," Nabbout said.

"It's now up to how we finish off the season and how the club and I want to approach it for next season."

Victory sit nine points back from sixth-placed Brisbane Roar with nine matches to play.

They are still searching for their first win under new coach Carlos Salvachua and face a crunch clash with Adelaide United at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.

"We're still in it," Nabbout said.

"The boys are determined now to get as many points (as possible) in the next five or six games.

"It's about taking maximum points, taking it game by game and hopefully we can get there in the end.

"As long as it's mathematically possible to make the finals, we're never going to give up."

Source AAP