A-League Fantasy preview: Perth Glory

Aggressive movers in the transfer market, there’s no excuses for the Glory this season. Coach Kenny Lowe has been able to put together the squad he wants and he will be hoping there will be no repeat of the drama that engulfed the club for much of the last campaign.

With so many personnel changes it might take the Glory a bit of time to settle but there is quality and experience right through the squad. Should definitely challenge for a top six berth.

Player price list:

Keogh

F

$331,000

Vukovic

G

$331,000

Nichols

M

$305,000

Garcia

M

$293,000

Jamieson

D

$264,000

Thwaite

D

$248,000

Davies

D

$245,000

Marinkovic

M

$236,000

Sidnei

F

$233,000

Woodcock

D

$217,000

Griffiths

M

$210,000

Duncan

G

$209,000

Clisby

D

$201,000

Hersi

M

$201,000

Harold

F

$192,000

Maclaren

F

$161,000

Zadkovich

M

$145,000

Ferreira

M

$132,000

O'Neill

M

$119,000

Risdon

D

$109,000

Djulbic

D

$98,000

De Silva

M

$91,000

Edwards

M

$91,000

O'Brien

F

$91,000

Thurtell

G

$91,000

Star Man:

Andy Keogh ($331,000)

The big question at the end of last season was how would the Glory replace the goals of Shane Smeltz? Well they have their answer in the form of Keogh. The Irishman is a prolific goal-scorer wherever he has played and has been in brilliant form in pre-season. With the likes of Hersi, Nichols, Sidnei and Garcia providing the service, Keogh could be in for a big season.

Bargain Buy:

Dino Djulbic ($98,000)

Back in the Hyundai A-League after three seasons abroad, Djulbic not only beefs up the Glory’s defence but looms as a handy pick-up for fantasy participants. His partnership with Michael Thwaite in defence in front of in-form ‘keeper Danny Vukovic and the Glory will be hard to break down. Djulbic is also capable of grabbing a few goals when he gets into the opposition box at set pieces.

Likely starting XI: (4-2-3-1)

Danny Vukovic (GK), Josh Risdon , Dino Djulbic, Michael Thwaite, Scott Jamieson, Rostyn Griffiths, Mitch Nichols, Youssouf Hersi, Nebojsa Marinkovic, Richad Garcia, Andy Keogh

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