Young guns show bright future

Perth Glory interim Head Coach Ian Ferguson has praised the performance of young guns Tommy Amphlett, Howard Fondyke and Brent Griffiths following last nights draw against Melbourne Heart.

Perth Glory interim Head Coach Ian Ferguson has praised the performance of young guns Tommy Amphlett, Howard Fondyke and Brent Griffiths following last nights draw against Melbourne Heart.

Here are the post match comments from both coaches.

Perth Glory interim Head Coach Ian Ferguson:

"I wouldn't say job done. I'd just say it was a far better performance. It was a more positive performance

"The young kids we brought in tonight did fantastic and every one of them deserves a special mention.

"They gave us energy, pace and I was really pleased with them.

"There's always a risk attached when you put young kids in. "We basically had nothing to lose tonight. I thought I'd give youth a chance and they paid us back tonight, handsomely.

"The players knew how important it was to try and stop the rot tonight. I could feel that little touch of nervousness there but I when we went out and played I thought we played some fantastic stuff."

"It was just getting that little bit of energy back in there, a little bit of bounce in the place again and I think tonight, I see a lot of happy boys in there, even though it was a draw."

"(So) I'm happy because we stopped the rot. We've stopped another defeat, which was good and it gave the boys confidence. There were massive positives to come out of it."

Melbourne Heart Coach John van-t Schip:

"I was very more pleased with the second-half performance.

"So I think the result at the end, we can be happy."

"We were probably tired after the game (last) Sunday and the trip and the travel, maybe the circumstances, the weather, a lot hotter of course here than when we are back in Melbourne.

"Maybe with the chances we had we deserve more, but the first half was not good and the second half was still decent.

"Three times in a (row) a clean sheet. We had some problems with that in the beginning of the season, so that's positive."