Shane and co raring to go


After 43 days without a home game, Glory will return to HBF Park on Saturday to take on Melbourne Victory and for defensive mainstay Shane Lowry, the clash with the navy-and-whites can’t come soon enough.


With Glory still occupying top spot on the Hyundai A-League ladder and Victory currently sitting third, it’s a high-stakes showdown for both clubs that is expected to draw a bumper crowd.

And that is just adding to Lowry’s sense of anticipation as game day draws closer.

“We’re pretty confident, we’re on a decent run, we’re at home and we haven’t played at home for a while, so hopefully we’ll get a big crowd as well,” he said.

“We’ve trained hard and we’re ready to go this week.

“It’s been billed as a massive game, but every game is big in this league, so we’re looking forward to it.

“This season we’ve played some fantastic football and obviously we’re top of the league at the moment, so hopefully even some people who haven’t been to a football game before will get down [to HBF Park] and experience a different type of atmosphere.

“It’ll be great for the boys to have their support as well as that of our loyal, die-hard members and fans.”

While quietly confident that Glory can chalk up what would be their 16th win of the campaign, however, Lowry was quick to acknowledge the threat posed by Kevin Muscat’s visitors.

“Victory have some dangerous attacking players who can score goals,” he said, “so we’ll have to be on our toes.

“We’ll do our homework on them as we do with every team and show them respect, but we’ll mainly focus on ourselves.

“We’re at home, so it’s for us to take the game to them and come out with the three points.”

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