Ostler, Walsh and Oxborrow on board for 2021/22 Season

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Trent Ostler, Daniel Walsh and Mitch Oxborrow have all been added to the club’s Isuzu Ute A-League Men’s squad for the 2021/22 Season.

Ostler and Walsh, both 19, have progressed through the ranks of the PGFC Academy and were among three Glory players who represented Australia at the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil.

The duo have signed scholarship contracts, while 26-year-old Oxborrow, has penned a one-year senior player deal which marks the start of his second spell in purple.

The central midfielder played for Glory’s NPL side before making 26 senior appearances in purple between 2015 and 2017 and has also represented Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar in the A-League.

All three players are thrilled to have pledged their respective futures to the club.

“It’s great how the club has supported me,” said Ostler, “and I’m really excited to be given the opportunity to continue my career here.

“I’m really looking forward to taking the next steps in my career with my hometown club,” said Walsh, “and it’s fantastic to be playing my football in such a positive environment.

“I’m ecstatic to be back at home playing in front of my family and friends and the Glory Members and fans,” said Oxborrow.

“It’s something very special to me and I’m very grateful to be involved with the club and the squad that we’ve got.”

Head Coach Richard Garcia believes that all three can make a significant contribution to the Glory cause this year.

“Trent and Daniel have shown great determination to overcome serious injuries over the last 12 months,” he said, “and it’s fantastic to see them closing in on a return to full fitness and being in a position to fulfil their huge potential.

“Mitch is also someone who understands what Perth Glory is all about and his signing further strengthens our midfield options.”

Glory CEO Tony Pignata, meanwhile, was quick to note that the triple signing provides another clear example of the club’s commitment to providing opportunities for Western Australian players.

“Trent and Daniel are another two young WA players who have progressed through the ranks of our PGFC Academy, while Mitch was also previously a part of the Glory youth set-up,” he said.

“All three are gifted players who will relish representing their home-state club as part of a sizeable WA contingent within the current squad.”

Perth Glory’s Isuzu Ute A-League Men 2021/22 campaign will get underway on Saturday 20 November 2021 when Adelaide United will provide the opposition at HBF Park.