Lowe: “If you don’t perform you don’t play”


Perth Glory FC coach Kenny Lowe has fired a warning to his players ahead of this long weekend’s must-win clash against the Newcastle Jets at nib Stadium.

A victory on Monday will lift seventh placed Glory into the top six and generate a finals berth after  glamour club Sydney FC was trounced by Melbourne City 3-0.

With the return of veteran defender Dino Djulbic into the fray, Lowe has the unusual luxury of choosing from a full and fit squad, with the exception of Marc Warren (suspended) and the injured Ruben Zadkovich.

“Yeah, it’s party time for me” he joked.

“Our focus is on Newcastle. They’re the form team with us and Adelaide”. 

While Glory smashed the Jets 6-1 in the Hunter six weeks ago, Newcastle have since turned their foturnes around and are unbeaten in their past three matches.

“We need a performance Monday that’s what we need. Generally if we get those we get something out of the game that’s the focus for everyone” Lowe said.

“If you don’t perform you don’t play, we’re going into the business end of the year, we’ve got a big game this weekend so everyone has to perform” he added.

Three points this weekend will register the team’s third successive win in a row on home soil, a feat not accomplished since 2014 .

Kick-off is at 5pm and tickets can be purchased HERE.