Keogh set to skipper Glory

11 August 2017 03:02:27 EST

Perth Glory head coach Kenny Lowe is set to appoint experienced striker Andy Keogh as the club's new skipper.

The former Republic of Ireland international was vice-captain under Rostyn Griffiths last season and is expected to step up into the senior role after Griffiths left the club.

Contracted for another two seasons with the Glory, Keogh is already fourth on the club's all-time scoring list.

Going into his fourth campaign in Perth he has 34 goals from 74 A-League games, putting him behind Bobby Despotovski, Damian Mori and Jamie Harnwell in the list.

Keogh wore the captain's armband during last week's 1-0 FFA Cup loss to Heidelberg United in the absence of Griffiths, who has accepted an offer to play in Uzbekistan and he is expected to be formally unveiled as at the club's season launch early in October.

Lowe's side, who will open their league campaign away to Western Sydney Wanderers on 8th October, are looking to get more pre-season games under their belt to give them the best preparation.

They won't have any more competitive games before they take on Wanderers at Spotless Stadium, having been turfed out of the FFA Cup, and saw Wednesday's friendly against NPL WA side Joondalup United postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Glory have a tough start to the league season as they are away in three of their first three matches.

Lowe wants to give the midfield group, in particular, more time to gel following the arrival of Spanish import Andreu earlier this week.

Though they still boast formidable forwards in the shape of Keogh, Diego Castro and Adam Taggart, they have lost depth in both midfield and defence.

The Glory are 11/4 to win their first game of the league season against Western Sydney, who are 19/20, with the draw 13/5.

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