Their dreams of a top-two finish are in tatters and their finals hopes hanging on by a thread. It’s fair to say Perth Glory as a collective have failed this season.

Despite the misery and pain there have been some shining stars that have given Perth Glory fans an excuse to get down to watch the football.

A goalkeeping talisman, two local products and a Spanish wizard, feature in this year’s top four Perth Glory players of the A-League season.

1. Liam Reddy

Easily the most consistent performer in a side that has leaked countless easy goals, it is anyone’s guess as to where Perth Glory would be without the ex-Everywhere man. The presence and leadership of Reddy has been invaluable for Perth this season. His two saved penalties in Perth’s 3-3 away draw with Melbourne City in Round 12 ensured the Glory faithful would have no qualms with trusting the A-League veteran. If Reddy can end the season with two cleansheets it will be a fitting finish to a fine contribution from the 35-year old this campaign.

2. Adam Taggart

Returning from his stint with Fulham in January 2016, Perth Glory moved quickly to sign the Perth product for season 2016/2017. Having spent the first third of the campaign sidelined through injury, Taggart’s return to fitness coincided with a return to form that has seen him score nine goals in 19 appearances since. Taggart has a knack of being in the right place at the right time, with most of his goals coming from inside the six-yard box. Consistency has been the recipe for Taggart this season, scoring his 11 goals across nine different matches. The Glory faithful should have no problem expecting the same output from Taggart next season.

3. Brandon Wilson

The Botswana-born central midfielder has made his name as a hard-working and combative player throughout the course of his first A-League season. Without the ex-Burnley youth product, Perth lacked the grunt in midfield required to win A-League matches. No goals and one assist so far this season are evidence of his defensive style, however there is no doubting the sweet feeling he will get when he opens his Perth Glory account. Coming in a 20-years of age, Perth Glory fans should get used to seeing Brandon Wilson’s name on the team sheet for years to come. 

4. Diego Castro

Where would Perth Glory be without Diego Castro? The Spaniard has backed up his Johnny Warren Medalist winning season last year with another campaign littered with highlights and majestic moments. 11 goals and four assists from 23 starts are evidence of the influence Castro has for Perth Glory. Drifting in from the left wing, Castro has continued to frustrate teams this season, evident last weekends 1-1 draw with Adelaide United. With Castro out of contract at season’s end, let’s hope the ex-La Liga star can resist the big money in Asia and commit to a third A-League campaign.

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Football lover so feeling lucky to be following Perth Glory for season 16/17.