Lowry: I’m buzzing to be back home


New Perth Glory FC signing Shane Lowry has set his sights on a maiden Hyundai A-League championship after signing with his hometown club for the next two and a half years.

Lowry completed his first training session with his teammates on Thursday morning and told a packed media conference he was excited to be back on home soil and keen to break into the starting eleven. 

“I’m only 26, I’ve got a lot of experience behind me now and I want to use it to guide the young lads who are in this young squad. I’ve spent 11 years in England and it’s shaped my football over there and I’m really happy to be here and get stuck into the games,” he said.

The former ECU Joondalup player told reporters he was proud of his roots and had slotted into the camp well.

“I think three quarters of the squad come from ECU Joondalup” he joked.

“I played with Andy Keogh at Milwall for two and a half years and I know Richard Garcia from being in England so I already know quite a lot of the lads from being here and I was training here in the pre-season a couple of years ago so I’m quite aware of who the lads are.”

And the former Birmingham City centre-back didn’t hold back on outlining his ambitions for the club this season and beyond.

“I can’t see any reason why we can’t make the top six. If you put a couple of wins together everything can change, but I’m here to win the league as well.”

“I’ve signed a long term deal so I’m committed to being here and ideally that’s what you want to win. It’s the pinnacle of everything you can do in sport and in football.” 

Lowry has been included in the 18-man squad for this week’s big clash against Hyundai A-League champions Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

Kick-off is at 6.40pm and tickets can be purchased HERE