Perth Glory Key defensive trio re-sign
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Key defensive trio re-sign
A key part of Glory's squad reshaping for next season has been completed with goalkeeper Liam Reddy and defenders Alex Grant and Shane Lowry all penning new deals with the club.
The vastly-experienced Reddy played his 250th Hyundai A-League game in one of 26 appearances for Glory last term and is delighted at the prospect of spending what will be his third campaign here in the West.
"I'm very happy to have re-signed," he said. "My family are very settled and happy over here. It's a great football club and I'm looking forward to helping us chase some silverware next year."
Grant, meanwhile, is now poised for another two seasons in the famous purple having debuted for the club back in 2015.
And the versatile 24-year-old, who chalked up his 50th A-League appearance in the Round 25 clash with Sydney FC, is confident that Glory can improve on their performances this year.
"I'm delighted to be back on board," he said. "Obviously we weren't happy with our performance as a team over the course of last season, but I'm sure we'll come back stronger for it. I just want to play my part in giving our fans the success they want and deserve."
Having also debuted in 2015, vice-captain Lowry is closing in on his own 50th game for Glory and is particularly proud to have pledged his long-term future to his hometown club.
"I'm very happy to extending my time here and am excited to see what that future holds," he said.
"As a Perth boy, playing for Glory really means a lot to me and I appreciate all the support that the members and fans have given me since I arrived."
CEO Peter Filopoulos is understandably delighted that three of the club's defensive mainstays have been locked in for another year.
"Liam, Alex and Shane have been key figures for us in recent seasons and we were therefore very keen to secure their services once again," he said.
"As well as being among the league's best performers in their respective positions, they are great characters and exactly the kind of people we need around the place as we look to drive the club forward.
"I'm sure they'll each make a significant contribution to what we are all confident will be a better season next year.
"We'll be making further player announcements in the very near future."