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Jan 07, 2013   |  9:15PM AET

NO Glory for OWEN

NO Glory for OWEN

Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson says former England international Michael Owen will not be joining the club.

Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson says former England international Michael Owen will not be joining the club.

A representative of Owen-s contacted Perth Glory but the initial discussion did not progress to anything further.

“Michael is a player who comes with a high pedigree but it-s not the direction I want to take the club,” Ferguson said.

“I am looking for a younger player and a player who has been playing more regularly.

“I have three or four irons in the fire that I am pursuing, which is good.

“In terms of Michael, there was contact from an agent if we were interested, it was discussed at a good level, but I have made the decision he is the not the player needed at Perth Glory.”