Three practice games in the build-up to Celtic clash

With the massive match against Celtic FC on July 9 getting closer, Perth Glory’s preparations are also heating up.

With the massive match against Celtic FC on July 9 getting closer, Perth Glory-s preparations are also heating up.

While Scott Neville is currently away with the Qantas Olyroos and Jesse Makarounas is likewise with the Qantas Joey-s, the squad-s training sessions have been intense.

New recruits Bas van den Brink (The Netherlands) and Liam Miller (Republic of Ireland) are also due to arrive in Perth in the next few weeks, to bolster Ian Ferguson-s exciting, new-look squad.

There were also great signs from Perth Glory-s other Dutchman, Victor Sikora yesterday, with the former Ajax star scoring a wonder goal for Floreat Athena in the All flags Football West, Premier League match of the round, against the Western Knights.

Sikora played another 45 minutes as he continues his comeback from a hip injury which ruined his 2010/11 Hyundai A-League season.

The club can also confirm, Perth Glory will have three hit-outs against local opposition in the build-up to the Celtic clash.

June 25 Perth Glory v South West select 11 Hay Park, Bunbury Kick-off 3pm

June 29 Perth Glory v Balcatta Venue and kick-off details to be confirmed in the next few days.

July 5 Perth Glory v WA State team Venue and kick-off details to be confirmed in the next few days.

The match against Scottish glamour club Celtic is only 26 days away, the countdown continues.

Perth Glory v Celtic FC nib Stadium Saturday, July 9 Kick-off 5pm

Tickets to the biggest game this winter can be purchased from : www.ticketmaster.com.au Calling 136 100