Goal poachers in the mix

After helping steer the Perth Glory Youth Team to an emphatic 5-2 win against Newcastle, Argentinean Adrian Trinidad and West Australian striker Anthony Skorich could both figure in the senior side to play Queensland this Saturday.

After helping steer the Perth Glory Youth Team to an emphatic 5-2 win against Newcastle, Argentinean Adrian Trinidad and West Australian striker Anthony Skorich could both figure in the senior side to play Queensland this Saturday.

Trinidad is almost certain to be included in the squad to travel to Brisbane if his ankle recovers well following a solid 90 minutes on the pitch last Saturday.

The attacking midfielder had been troubled by an ankle injury sustained against Central Coast on New Years Eve but was eager to test it in match conditions. He passed the test with flying colours, scoring twice and threatening the goal on several other occasions in an impressive performance.

“He-s a quality player who can be a big threat in front of goal and now that he has a game under his belt it gives us confidence he can spend time on the pitch which was our biggest concern with the injury,” Mitchell said.

“We-ll take a look at who we-ve got available this week and make a decision from there but if he-s right to play then that will be a bonus for us.”

Skorich meanwhile could add to his three Hyundai A-League appearances as Mitchell continues to give talented up and coming players the chance to perform as he looks ahead to next season.

The 18 year old Western Knights attacker made his debut for the senior side in the opening round against Adelaide following a wonderful pre-season build-up. He made another two substitute appearances in the early part of the season before injury curtailed his ability to train at full pace.

Fully recovered and eager to press his claim for a permanent place in the A-League side, Skorich attracted plenty of attention with his eye catching hat-trick against the Jets.

“He scored three good goals and we-re always looking to give our good quality young players that opportunity to step up and show what they can do at a higher level,” said Mitchell.

“He played a few times at the start of the season and had an injury that knocked him about for a while but he has come back and found that goal scoring touch again and will figure in our calculations against the Roar.”