McGarry for MORE GLORY


Perth Glory midfielder Steven McGarry has put pen to paper signing with the club until the end of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season.

Perth Glory midfielder Steven McGarry has put pen to paper signing with the club until the end of the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season.

The versatile midfielder is still buzzing after last Friday night-s MGP awards, being crowned with Perth Glory-s most prestigious title, the 2013 Most Glorious Player.

McGarry, 33 years old, has played 88 games for Perth Glory and scored 7 goals, including three vital goals this season that helped Perth Glory reach the finals for the third time since his arrival.

“I-m very excited to be part of Perth Glory for another year,” McGarry said.

“There-s already a great buzz around the club, it-s going to be a pretty exciting season.

“My family and I love this city and we have built some great relationships with everyone at Perth Glory including our fans.

“People think in terms of football when you reach the age of 35 you-re finished, but people like Ryan Giggs, Alessandro Del Piero and even Jacob Burns have proved them all wrong.

“Realistically, it-s coming up to the last stage of my career, but I-m feeling fit, feeling great and I-m playing the best football of my career.

“I-m also looking forward to playing a larger role in the team, to help guide the youngsters that coach Alistair Edwards is recruiting.

“I remember making my debut and breaking into the first team, it was those experienced guys around me that helped me become the footballer I am.

“Now it-s a role reversal and I will try show them it-s not just about the football on the pitch, but it-s off it as well.

“I-m excited and nervous for pre-season in a few weeks.

“We-ve got a reasonable break off, but Alistair has warned us all of what-s ahead.”

McGarry joined Perth Glory back in January 2010 after more than a decade in the top tiers of Scottish football with St Mirren, Ross County and Motherwell.

Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards is delighted to have secured the seasoned midfielder for another term.

“I’m delighted that Steve has re-signed with the club,” Edwards said.

“He-s an integral member of the squad moving forward.

“His experience will prove invaluable to our younger generation.”

Perth Glory have also further bolstered their squad with two additional signings with youth internationals Cameron Edwards and Jack Duncan.

Edwards, the son of Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards, is a former Perth Glory youth player himself who made his senior debut for the club back in 2011, when he came on as a substitute away to the Wellington Phoenix.

Edward-s (21) impressive resume also includes signing with English Premier League side Reading in 2011 before joining the Nike Football Academy in July 2012.

Jack Duncan, (20) who was Newcastle Jet-s back-up ‘keeper in the Hyundai A-League, also joins Perth Glory.

“Both Jack and Cameron are youth internationals who fit into our style of play very well.”

“Cameron was a former Joey and U20 international, and Jack is a current representative for the Young Socceroos.”

“The squad is coming along nicely.”

“The recent additions are in-line with generating the appropriate balance between our excellent experienced players and the up-and-coming youth.”

“Alongside recent signings Danny De Silva, Riley Woodcock and Matty Davies they form an important part of the strategic squad regeneration”