High hopes for Fowler

Perth Glory new recruit Robbie Fowler says he hopes he can help Perth win its first Hyundai A-League championship.

Perth Glory new recruit Robbie Fowler says he hopes he can help Perth win its first Hyundai A-League championship.

"I am confident at what I can do, and the (Glory) team had a great season last year - so I am on board and hopefully I can try and better the team and that is the aim," Fowler said.

Speaking at a packed media conference - less than 24 hours after he arrived - Fowler said it was the personal touch of Chairman Tony Sage and the clubs management which made him chose the Glory ahead of a number of overseas clubs.

The fourth highest scorer in the English Premier League, Fowler says he-s still wants to score more goals and still hopes to play for another three years.

"I still consider myself young even though I'm not. I love the game and I want to play for as long as I can.

"I think I have got one, two maybe three years playing - that (coaching) is what I want to do in the end - but I think I have got a few more years before I am up for the coaching.

"I want to go down that coaching (route) but let me just go out and play first," he said.

Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell was delighted to have his “genuine superstar” alongside him and agrees Fowler will be a great asset for the club

"You can all see he is very level headed and is a great ambassador for football," Mitchell said.

"It was a great coup for us to get him, he is going to add that little bit of special x-factor that we might have been missing."