Perth Glory will come up against a familiar face when it takes on champions Bayswater City in Round eight of the PS4 National Premier League clash at Inglewood Stadium on Saturday.
It will be the first time former Glory striker Borbor Sam plays against his former team mates.
The 20-year-old left the club in the summer, to join City and revealed it will be odd taking the field against them on Saturday.
“The game should be interesting because they are always pumped when it comes to playing Bayswater, they always treated it like a Cup Final when I was there,” he said.
“The last couple of years I’ve lined up with the Glory, but on this occasion I’ll be lining up against them, which will be strange. But if we underestimate them they could steal the points, because they’ve been in good form, only losing to the top teams by the odd goal and having a few players out with injury.”
Sam said he enjoyed his time at Glory, and hoped he still had a few friends there.
“My time at Glory was great, I enjoyed every moment of it. The banter was always flying high,” he said.
Perth return to the comforts of home on Saturday and will looking to produce the upset of the season.
The Glory youngsters put in a good shift last week and once again displayed a mature performance but left Dorrien Gardens empty handed after a 2-1 defeat against a strong Perth SC side.
Glory Coach John Gibson said while the players should be rewarded more for their good performances, the team was still making too many mistakes.
“We have worked extremely hard to cut out errors, and the players have taken it on board and working hard as a group to improve, and the coaches have been really pleased with their effort.”
Gibson has been delighted with the progress of the under18’s and reserves sides this season.which has meant some players have been able to be promoted to the first team after a recent run of injuries.
“Over the last few weeks we have promoted some younger players from our Under 20’s squad, which shows the program is working to develop players in the system,” he said.
The under 18’s kick off at 11am, the under 20’s at 1pm, while the first team kicks off at 3pm.