Delayed start to season for Foxe

Glory defender Hayden Foxe has been ruled out of Perth’s season opener against Adelaide with a bruised foot but fears he could miss a large chunk of the season have been allayed with X-rays ruling out a break.

Glory defender Hayden Foxe has been ruled out of Perth-s season opener against Adelaide with a bruised foot but fears he could miss a large chunk of the season have been allayed with X-rays ruling out a break.

Foxe received a kick to his foot in round two of the pre-season cup against Melbourne at Members Equity Stadium and has subsequently felt pain when running.

Glory medical staff have taken a cautious approach with the central defender giving him time to rest and expect he-ll be ready to return to action sooner rather than later.

"We've had X-rays on it and they showed it was okay but he's just feeling a bit of pain when he's running on it so we want to be cautious about it," Glory Coach Dave Mitchell said.

"I'd rather err on the side of caution than trying to play him and make it worse and he's out for an extended period.

“While Foxey is disappointed he won-t be there for the first couple of rounds he remains upbeat and is still a positive influence in the change rooms and is looking forward to being back on the pitch very soon,” Mitchell said.

Glory will call on their added depth this season with defenders Jamie Coyne and Dino Djulbic two contenders to partner David Tarka in the centre of defence.