Keogh a step closer to playing first home match of 2016

Perth Glory FC can confirm it is one step closer to paving the way for Irish striker Andy Keogh to make his return to the Hyundai A-League this weekend, pending an international transfer clearance.

The club has submitted an application to Football Federation Australia to have the 29-year old registered for this Saturday night’s clash against Adelaide United at nib Stadium.

Keogh will be available for selection (subject to the international transfer clearance) following the mutual termination of Dutch striker Guyon Fernandez, which has opened a visa spot for Keogh to fill.

Fernandez arrived in Perth in September and played five Hyundai A-League games for Glory, scoring one goal.

No further comment on Andy Keogh’s status will be made until he has received the international clearance from Thailand's Football Association.