Options ahead

Glory coach Dave Mitchell is adamant there are still plenty of options available for Perth as they look for the right mix of personnel to take the club forward this season.

Glory coach Dave Mitchell is adamant there are still plenty of options available for Perth as they look for the right mix of personnel to take the club forward this season.

Mitchell indicated that he is looking at the possibility of bringing in two new players as cover for long term injuries to midfielders James Robinson (abdomen) and Josip Magdic (ankle).

Robinson is one of Glory-s four foreign listed players and as such enables the club to replace him with a player from abroad should it choose.

“We-ve got two positions that we can look to fill as injury replacement players and we-re already looking at what we can do in that regard,” Mitchell said.

“Hopefully we can bolster the squad in the areas we need.”

Glory expects to regain the services of former Brazilian international Amaral (hamstring) and former Socceroos defender Hayden Foxe (foot) for their next match against Sydney at Members Equity Stadium on October 19 which will add some class and experience to the line-up.

“I certainly think that with our best players on the park we can compete well against any side in the competition,” said Mitchell.

“It-s nice to be getting back players from injury as it gives you the flexibility to change the shape or change the personnel and see if we can come up with something that will work for us.”

In Perth-s round seven match against Melbourne it was again small errors at crucial times that compounded to cost Glory goals, something Mitchell and his coaching staff are working with the squad at each training session to eradicate.

“Individual errors can happen, sometimes the player doesn-t make the right decision while some come about from pressure by the opposition. Certainly we-re looking to stop them from occurring while also making sure we make the most of the opportunities we create.”