Glory days could soon return to Perth

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Perth Glory played an active part in the January transfer window and their diligent business could prove the catalyst to bringing success back to the west.

Perth acquired five players in a busy transfer period that also saw the departure of four players, including crowd favourite and former captain Michael Thwaite to Chinese Super League outfit Liaoning Whowin F.C.

Kenny Lowe’s youth-focused philosophy continued with the signing of teenage Centre of Excellence product Kosta Petratos and re-signing of 22-year-old defender Aryn Williams on a permanent deal.

Whilst these two signings earlier in the window didn’t raise too many eyebrows, the signing of former Hungary international Kristian Vadocz and Fulham’s Adam Taggart have certainly got people around the league talking.

Midfielder Vadocz, who has been capped 39 times for his country, was signed as an injury replacement for Ruben Zadkovich for the remainder of the current A-League campaign.

Glory also added even more local flavour with the signing of ECU Joondalup product Shane Lowry from Birmingham City and the 26-year-old put in an impressive debut performance in the 3-2 win against the Victory.

The dealings of the club signal a brighter future with the salary cap saga well and truly in the rear-view mirror.

The most notable signing has to be Socceroo forward Taggart until the end of the 2017/18 season.

The 22-year-old Perth local is a proven goalscorer in the league having topped the scoring charts with the Jets last season, hitting the back of the net 16 times.

Whilst his goalscoring exploits are encouraging enough for the Glory faithful, the prospect of having Taggart link up with fellow marksman Andy Keogh and mastermind Diego Castro in seasons to come is simply tantalising.

CEO Peter Filopolous promised more inspiring signings following the acquisition of Keogh in December and he has most certainly delivered.

With four players out and five players in, it’s been a busy transfer period for the in-form side who are still hopeful of a finals place.

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Bryce Conway
21-year-old Communications and Media Student at UWA, avid Liverpool and Seinfeld enthusiast following Perth Glory during the 2015/2016 A-League season.

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