New boy Kilkenny hails 'brilliant' Glory boss

New Perth Glory signing Neil Kilkenny praised coach Kenny Lowe for maintaining high spirits in the camp ahead of the 3-1 win over Western Sydney.

Perth were on a five-match losing run leading into the match, but a brace from Diego Castro and Andy Keogh's thunderbolt secured a much-needed three points at nib Stadium.

The result capped a positive debut for Kilkenny - who signed from Melbourne City in midweek - and the former Caltex Socceroo credited Lowe with instilling belief in the squad.

"I've only been here two days but the manager is brilliant and gives us all confidence," Kilkenny told Fox Sports.

"They've got some more players back on the pitch, a couple of signings, it's been fantastic so far.

"I had to get to know the lads quickly but there are some good players here, they've helped me out a lot and hopefully we can carry on winning."

Castro was especially influential in seeing off the 10-man Wanderers, opening the scoring from the spot and later restoring Perth's lead with a stunning free-kick. 

Diego Castro
Diego Castro was on song in the west.

"Playing against him in the past, you can see he's a quality player," Kilkenny said of the Spaniard.

"They were two good goals from him today.

"It's a brilliant win and that's what we needed. We look forward to the next game [against Adelaide United] and hopefully we can get another win."