Glory on the up

Perth veteran Jamie Harnwell believes the future is bright for his beloved club after the Glory rounded off its home fixtures this season with a solid win over finals-bound Melbourne.

Perth veteran Jamie Harnwell believes the future is bright for his beloved club after the Glory rounded off its home fixtures this season with a solid win over finals-bound Melbourne.

Glory sent their fans home happy with an attack-driven performance that saw the side recover from a goal down to win 3-2 in a pulsating match at Members Equity Stadium.

The club-s late season revival has helped ease some of the pain following a slow start and Harnwell believes valuable lessons have been learned that will benefit the team into the future.

“We just have to start off the way we've ended,” Harnwell said.

"Earlier in the season, we've made mistakes but to the boys credit they have taken those mistakes on board and changed what they're doing.

"As long as you keep learning, that's all you can ask.

"I think we've got the basis of a pretty good squad there," he said.

"Obviously Mitch (coach David Mitchell) is looking for one or two players to add into the mix as you always have to, but I think if you look at the form over the last eight to 10 weeks, we're probably one of the form teams of the competition."

After two seasons leading Glory-s attack Harnwell has re-established himself as a no nonsense defender and said the passion has returned to lead the team from the back.

The 31 year old, who last week became a father for the second time, has earmarked several more seasons on the pitch and said he-d be more than comfortable if that was part of the defensive set-up.

"The passion to be a defender is burning bright again,” Harnwell said when asked if he-d like to remain in defence.

“If Mitch (Coach Dave Mitchell) wants me to go up and score goals and get headlines, then so be it, I'll do that,” he said with a smile.

"I've got another year on my contract and I'm hoping to extend that for a couple of years, so whatever Mitch wants me to do, then I'm more than happy."