Vuka and Berger first spark in Glory revival

Perth Glory recruits Danny Vukovic and Evan Berger are both confident they can help inspire a revival at the club next season.

Perth Glory recruits Danny Vukovic and Evan Berger are both confident they can help inspire a revival at the club next season.

In Perth for a few days, before pre-season training officially commences in May, the pair say they are excited by the challenge.

"I actually signed here when I was sitting on the bench at Wellington," said Vukovic.

"It was an opportunity to play first-team football. It was a three-year deal, so a bit of security there and coming back to Australia."

"It was a bit up and down there (last season), has been for the last couple of years with me."

"But I've got the security now ... just can't wait to get started."

Vukovic was coach Ian Ferguson's first signing but the star goal keeper says he wasn-t fazed by the club-s disappointing season.

"You don't know what's true and what's not when you read the media," Vukovic said.

"I don't really tend to read a lot into it, so I sort of take things on face value and wanted to make that opinion up myself."

Like Vukovic, the Glory was an opportunity for regular first-team football for former Victory defender Berger, who was part of Melbourne's championship-winning side in the 1-0 Grand Final win over Adelaide United in 2008-09.

Since then, a series of muscle injuries led to him being sidelined as other players superseded the diminutive Berger for the left-back role.

"It is a little bit frustrating," Berger said.

"I just felt that I could offer their team (Melbourne) a lot but in the end it didn't work out like that."

"As a footballer, you want to be playing regularly. At Melbourne I didn't quite achieve that, but I've got a brilliant opportunity here at Perth and thank Fergie (Ferguson) for showing a bit of faith in me and hopefully I can repay that faith."

And the pair both hope Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler pens a new deal with the club over the next few weeks.

"To play with someone like that would be just a dream come true," he said.

"At the end of my career I'd love to say that I played with someone like Robbie Fowler."