Four players from Perth Glory should start looking elsewhere

As the current A-League campaign heads towards the Finals Series it’s time to start thinking about which players will be on the move when the dust settles.

The A-League offseason has evolved into transfer frenzy in recent years, so we can only expect more of the same in 2017.

Perth Glory are renowned for their squad overhauls and here at The Football Sack we’ve highlighted four current Glory players who could follow Josh Risdon on their way out of the Western Australia team.

1. Dino Djulbic

Although a prominent figure in Perth’s line up this season, Djulbic is most likely to be the one to make way for a younger, fresher centre-half. With Alex Grant and Shane Lowry sidelined for the season, Djlubic has cemented his place as one of the first names on the teamsheet, however at 34 years of age it may make sense for Perth to part ways with their Bosnian-born defender.

2. Marc Warren

After starting the first five matches this season, Warren was displaced by English-recruit Joseph Mills as first choice left back and has failed to make an impact since. His return to the starting 11 last weekend wasn’t a pleasant one as he struggled to nullify the dazzling Marco Rojas on the way to Glory’s 4-1 loss to Melbourne Victory. Originally from Sydney, Warren may be looking for more game time in his home state next year.

3. Richard Garcia

The ex-Hull man has had one of the stranger falls from grace in recent years. Garcia was a focal point in Perth’s squad in season 2015/2016 but was replaced as skipper by Rostyn Griffiths for the current season. On top of that, Garcia was appointed in a player-coach role and has spent the majority of his time developing the Glory’s youth squad. Sporadic appearances on the bench in recent weeks suggest he is back in the fray, but don’t be surprised if Garcia is part of the exodus come May 31.

4. Mitchell Oxborrow

Similarly to Garcia, Oxborrow has struggled to get a look in to Kenny Lowe’s side this year. Called upon 19 times last season, the ex-Newcastle Jets man has only featured once this season, which is a serious cause for concern. Consistent injuries and a higher quality midfield this campaign have not helped the 22-year olds cause, but a better return of appearances was surely expected. Age is on Oxborrow’s side so it may not be too late to salvage a Glory career, but don’t be shocked to see the midfielder and Perth part company at the end of the season.

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