珀斯光辉 Perth Glory
- Paddy Power夺冠赔率：9.00
Last Season: 8th
Manager: Kenny Lowe
Preferred formation/s: 4-4-2
IN - Dino Djulbic (From Al Wadha), Diogo Ferreira (From Brisbane Roar), Richard Garcia (From Minnesota United (NASL)), Youssouf Hersi (From Western Sydney Wanderers), Andy Keogh (From Millwall), Mitch Nichols (On loan from Cerezo Osaka), Jordan Thurtell (From Australian Institute of Sport), Danny Vukovic (From Vegalta Sendai), Ruben Zadkovich (From Newcastle Jets)
OUT - Jacob Burns (Retired), Travis Dodd (Released), Ryan Edwards (Loan Expiry), William Gallas (Released), Ndumba Makeche (Released), Steven McGarry (Released), Darvydas Sernas (Loan Expiry), Shane Smeltz (Signed with Sydney FC), Adrian Zahra (Released)
Team summary: After been given the managerial role on an interim basis following the sacking of Alistair Edwards, Kenny Lowe's 4 wins from 17 was enough to convince the powers that be that he was the right man for the job. Credit where credit's due, Lowe has done well to get rid of most of the 'dead wood' in the off-season with a long list of 30-somethings shown the proverbial door. Coming in, standout signings include ex-Western Sydney winger Youssouf Hersi, Republic of Ireland international Andy Keogh, former Newcastle Jets captain, Ruben Zadkovich. and ex and current Socceroos in Richard Garcia and Mitch Nichols, respectively.
Conclusion: On paper, Perth Glory should at least better last season's finish of 8th. There's a lot of proven quality in the side. Personally, Kenny Lowe's credentials as manager are questionable. Just how far Perth can go this season will depend on how Lowe sets them up and if he can convince his players to buy into his ideas. Goals were hard to come by for the Glory in 13-14 with an average of just over one a game, the worst in the league. I feel they have done enough to rectify this problem. Bar any injuries to key players I expect Perth to give many a team a headache or two, especially at NIB Stadium.
Predicted finish: 7th