Lowe fumes over more questions about Rhys Williams

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Kenny Lowe has come out firing in response to further questions on the situation of outcast Rhys Williams’ place at the club, off the back of Perth Glory’s thrilling 2-1 triumph over Melbourne Victory on Saturday night.

Speculation began after Perth Glory CEO Peter Filopolous announced on Twitter on Friday night that Williams was given the all clear after an MRI scan revealed no damage to his hamstring.

Filopolous followed the announcement with a second tweet saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink,” fueling the debate amongst the media as to what really occurred on Friday.

The Glory manager was visibly perplexed when asked whether Williams had refused to play against the Victory.

“Not at all. He’s got a hamstring injury,” a tense Lowe said.

“What are you reading into things that aren’t there? What’s that all about?

“At the end of the day, have a little bit of class and talk about the game – not bollocks.

“Talk about the game, talk about what we’ve done, how well we’ve played. We’ve just beaten the second best team in the league and all you want to talk about is negative stuff.

“Talk about the good stuff, talk about Castro, talk about the goals.

“We communicate with our people. We’ve got awards now from the FFA for being good at communicating with our fans and letting everybody know how we are going.

“That’s all it was, there was nothing malicious or intent in it whatsoever.”

For Kevin Muscat, it’s back to the drawing board after his Melbourne Victory outfit picked up their second loss of the week, in what has been a travel-heavy 10 days.

The Victory were dominant for much of the match, but lacked the killer instinct in front of goal, wasting numerous glorious opportunities throughout the 90 minutes.

“It was the worst possible night for us, because I thought for the majority of that game we looked bright and sharp.

“There was just some poor decisions at the end, but the game should have been dead and buried long before that.

“We’ll go away and analyse the performance but prior to these two games, we had won six on the bounce, so we won’t panic.”

It is a quick turnaround for Melbourne as they face Sydney FC on Thursday night in a mouth-watering top of the table clash.

Perth will travel to Central Coast Mariners in the hope of extending their current unbeaten run to six games.

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

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