What could Perth Glory lose in January?

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With the January transfer window now open it is anyone’s guess as to what might eventuate over the next month.

Perth Glory have had nothing short of a turbulent season and with murmurs of unrest between players and coaches, meaning there is surely a few twists and turns in store for the Perth club as we await the eventual drama of the mid-season transfer window.

Rhys Williams

Now it is fair to say everyone in the A-League world is eagerly awaiting the outcome of the Rhys Williams saga. After returning from his 10-year spell in England, Williams’ stint in Perth has been incredibly underwhelming. With a source close to the club revealing Daniel Georgievski of Melbourne Victory is potentially being lined up as part of a player-swap deal with Williams, there is really no saying which club will get the ex-Middlesbrough man. Williams has been constantly linked with a switch to Asia and Sydney FC have gone public with their admiration of the Perth-product, much to the displeasure of the Glory hierarchy. Now the punters must sit back and place their bets on which club will eventually sign the ex-Socceroo.

Milan Smiljanic

Another player who Kenny Lowe is seemingly unsure on is Milan Smiljanic. It has been an interesting month for the Serb, who after losing his place in the starting 11 to young Brandon Wilson has reportedly been spotted training away from the main group in recent times. Rumours are beginning to circulate the defensive midfielder is unsettled and is assessing his options elsewhere for a potential January transfer. It will be another huge blow for the Glory fans if Smiljanic were to leave after the 30-year-old just three weeks ago assured the Glory faithful “Next year will be his best yet”.

Kenny Lowe

The biggest question that some Glory fans may not be willing to ask is whether Kenny Lowe will see out the current season. The Englishman has struggled this campaign to manage what is supposedly a “top-two” squad. Yes, we are only at the half way mark of the campaign, but Perth sit 12 points off second placed Melbourne Victory after being touted as title favourites at the beginning of the season. Lowe has picked a different starting 11 every match this season and although injuries may have forced many of the changes, the inconsistency in team selection is becoming a real issue for his squad. If the Glory continue with the same form seen throughout the opening half of the season in January, Kenny Lowe might just add to the departing legion of Perth Glory alumni.

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

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