Ferguson: "Second best is not good enough"

Perth Glory interim Head Coach Ian Ferguson says it’s time for his squad to perform.

Perth Glory interim Head Coach Ian Ferguson says it-s time for his squad to perform.

Ahead of his first game in charge at home, Ferguson has told players futures are on the line.

“There's big expectations here at the club and I've made it clear to them that second best is not good enough," Ferguson said.

"I've told the players this ... I don't believe it's about the coaching here, I believe it's now about the hunger and the desire and determination from certain individuals and that's what I'm looking for.

"Yeah, I will be making some changes, there's no doubt about that. There's probably a few people that have had a few chances and now and it's time to mix it up and give some opportunities to other people.

"I would like to stamp my authority and get my own team and get my own players in there but ... these are the boys we've got, these are the boys we've got to get through the season with.

"There is opportunity there. Even the ones coming out of contract, nothing's signed, sealed and delivered from anyone at the moment. We've got to get an impact from them and if they want to be here they've got to show me they want to be here."