Interim Head Coach Kenny Lowe is all set to take charge of Perth Glory for the first time this Sunday as a regalvanised playing group host eighth-placed Adelaide United at nib Stadium.

Interim Head Coach Kenny Lowe is all set to take charge of Perth Glory for the first time this Sunday as a regalvanised playing group host eighth-placed Adelaide United at nib Stadium.

Lowe returns to the Glory after having previously been an Assistant Coach between 2007 and 2011. Lowe is rated as one of the country-s leading football coaches and was most recently in charge of coaching Western Australia-s leading elite youth players at the National Training Centre (NTC).

He will be hoping to continue Glory-s impressive record of having scored in every game for the past nine home games at nib Stadium, and only losing one of their past four matches in the first ‘rebound’ game after a mid-season coaching change.

Sidnei Sciola Moraes is expected to return to the side after missing last week-s match against the Melbourne Victory with a hamstring strain. Fresh from signing a new, two-year deal during the week, the Brazilian winger scored two goals against the Wellington Phoenix last time he played at nib Stadium and will be hoping he can add to that tally on Sunday afternoon.

In further good news for the Glory, club Captain, Jacob Burns, is set to re-join Sidnei in the midfield formation after missing the last three weeks of football. Speaking at Lowe-s first training session in charge on Friday, Burns said the week-s events would not have an adverse effect on the team.
“What’s in the past is in the past. We have a responsibility to the club, to our fans and to the community to get our season back on track,” he said. “Everyone here wears the purple shirt proudly and with honour, and we’ll go out there and show that this weekend.”
Adelaide-s form guide makes for some interesting reading. They haven-t won a game in Perth since 2008, however they are coming off an impressive 4-0 home win over the reigning Hyundai A-League Champions, the Central Coast Mariners, at Coopers Stadium last week.

Jerónimo Morales Neumann has scored four goals in the last four league meetings between these two teams and looms as one of Adelaide United-s most dangerous players.

The Reds will be missing pacey winger Fabio Ferreira who succumbed to an abductor injury last week. Ferreira has already scored three times this season, including the second goal in the Mariners clash, and his absence could prove to be a significant setback for the South Australians.

Glory’s previous match against the Reds came in Round 6 at nib Stadium, with both teams settling for a 1-1 draw in blistering conditions. The later 4pm kick-off time this Sunday will please both sides and with the temperature predicted to be a moderate 27 degrees Celsius, the open style of play from both teams is expected to produce an attractive match.

The game promises to be an intriguing battle with Adelaide’s resurgent goal-scoring prowess being pitted against Perth Glory-s impressive home record. In a fixture that has traditionally delivered plenty of goals, expect the ball to be in the back of the net more than once this weekend.


Game Day Tickets
General Admission
Adult $25
Concession $20
Junior $15
Family $60 (2x Adult & 2x Junior)

Sunday 22 December 2013
Perth Glory v Adelaide United
Nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 4.00pm local (7:00pm AEDT)
Referee: Alan Milliner

TV broadcast: 7.00pm (AEDT) Live and EXCLUSIVE coverage on FOX Sports 1HD and 7.00pm (AEDT) on Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand).
Radio broadcast: 720 ABC Perth, ABC Local Radio Western Australia, 891 ABC Adelaide, ABC Local Radio South Australia, Grandstand Digital, Sport FM, Online/Mobile phone app

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Perth Glory Squad: 1.Daniel VUKOVIC (GK), 2.Jack CLISBY, 3.Brandon O-NEILL, 4.Ryan EDWARDS, 6.Cameron EDWARDS, 7. Jacob BURNS, 8.Ryo NAGAI, 10.Jamie MACLAREN, 11. Adrian ZAHRA, 14.Steven McGARRY, 16.Sidnei SCIOLA MORAES, 17. Chris HAROLD, 18.Jack DUNCAN, 20. Danny DE SILVA, 22. Ndumba MAKECHE, 23.Michael THWAITE, 24.Matthew DAVIES, 25. Riley WOODCOCK (two to be omitted)

Ins: 11. Adrian ZAHRA, 16.Sidnei SCIOLA MORAES
Unavailable: –

Adelaide United Squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (GK) (c), 3.Nigel BOOGAARD, 4.Jon McKAIN, 5.Osama MALIK, 7.JERONIMO, 8.ISAIAS, 9.Sergio CIRIO, 10.Marcelo CARRUSCA, 11.Bruce DJITE, 12.Antony GOLEC, 13.Steven LUSTICA, 14.Cameron WATSON, 17.Awer MABIL, 18.Michael ZULLO, 19.Jake BARKER-DAISH, 21.Tarek ELRICH, 25.Ryan KITTO, 30.John HALL (GK) (two to be omitted)

Ins: 12.Antony GOLEC (promoted), 14.Cameron WATSON (promoted), 17.Awer MABIL (promoted)
Outs: 22.Fabio FERREIRA (adductor – 1-2 weeks)
Unavailable: 6.CASSIO (hamstring tendon – 5 weeks)

Melbourne Victory 2-0 Perth Glory (Half-time 1-0)
Friday 13th December 2013
Attendance: 17-008
Referee: Peter Green

Perth Glory: 1.Daniel VUKOVIC (GK), 2.Jack CLISBY, 4.Ryan EDWARDS, 8.Ryo NAGAI, 10.Jamie MACLAREN, 14.Steven McGARRY, 17. Chris HAROLD (20. Danny DE SILVA 86-), 22. Ndumba MAKECHE (6.Cameron EDWARDS 64-), 23.Michael THWAITE, 24.Matthew DAVIES, 25. Riley WOODCOCK
Subs not used: 3.Brandon O-NEILL, 7. Jacob BURNS, 18.Jack DUNCAN (GK)
Yellow Cards: 25. Riley WOODCOCK, 14.Steven McGARRY

Melbourne Victory: 1. Nathan COE (GK), 2. Pablo CONTRERAS, 3. Adama TRAORE, 5. Mark MILLIGAN, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 9. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 11. Connor PAIN (7. Gui FINKLER 72-), 14. James TROISI, 15. Mitch NICHOLS (13. Andrew NABBOUT 90-), 23. Adrian LEIJER, 25, Jason GERIA (16. Rashid MAHAZI 75-)
Subs not used: 4.Nick ANSELL, 20. Lawrence THOMAS (GK)
Goals: Adam TRAORE 34-, Gui FINKLER 89-
Yellow Cards: 2. Pablo CONTRERAS, 9. Kosta BARBAROUSES