Perfect preparation

Perth Glory players are just as excited about the club's blockbuster clashes with Wolverhampton and Fulham as football fans in WA and believe it will be an extra spur to take their game to another level.

Perth Glory players are just as excited about the club's blockbuster clashes with Wolverhampton and Fulham as football fans in WA and believe it will be an extra spur to take their game to another level.

Speaking on Thursday as he geared up for the Glory's first training session of the new campaign, Perth all-rounder Jamie Harnwell said he was ecstatic when the club confirmed it would be playing against English Premiership clubs and Hyundai A-League new boys, the North Queensland Fury, led by Robbie Fowler.

Glory are scheduled to play pre-season matches against Wolves on Friday July 10th, followed by a double header on Wednesday the 15th July which will see Perth tackle Fulham and the Fury take on Wolverhampton.

The Glory will round out a massive week of football for the club with a match against North Queensland, giving Perth fans another chance to see former-Liverpool striker Fowler playing in the west.

Harnwell said there was plenty on positive chat in the change rooms about the upcoming friendlies and believed it would give pre-season training an intense edge.

"To get these teams over here is huge and I can't wait for those games," Harnwell said.

"I was ecstatic. I've always dreamt about playing in those leagues, unfortunately never quite made it, but to get the chance to play against those players, for me it's probably one of the last chances I'll get.

"For the young boys it's the chance for them to see what they're aspiring too. So it was huge news and I was wrapped that the club could finally secure it.

"I think there's going to be real competition for places for those games, and then for the season, so it certainly adds a bit more pressure to the pre-season but it's also a great opportunity to perform against some of the best players in the world," he said.