Record scorer re-signs for Perth Glory

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 Andy Keogh

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Andy Keogh has re-signed with the club.

The Irish striker is Glory’s all-time Hyundai A-League top scorer with 52 goals, 12 of which have come this season and he has made a total 115 A-League appearances in purple.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leeds United and Millwall man, who first joined Glory in 2014, is thrilled to have pledged his future to the club for another year.

“I’m delighted to have extended,” he said.

“I never had any thoughts about leaving Glory and it’s fantastic to be a part of this team and what is an exciting time for the club.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to score goals and hopefully helping the club to secure some silverware.”

Perth Glory Football Director Jacob Burns, meanwhile, believes that Keogh has a major part to play in Glory’s future.

“Andy’s goalscoring record speaks for itself,” he said, “and he is rightly regarded as one of the very best strikers in the competition.

“Proven goalscorers are a rare commodity, so it’s no surprise that plenty of other clubs were competing for his signature.

“His goalscoring form this year has been outstanding and we look forward to seeing him continue that over the next year as part of what we are confident will be a strong and successful Glory side.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Glory CEO Tony Pignata.

“Andy has been an important part of the foundations that have been put in place here,” he said.

“His re-signing is a key component in our aim to achieve success not only this season, but on a consistent basis in the future.”

New date set for Adelaide United away game

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New date set for Adelaide away game

The club wishes to advise that the date for its Round 22 game against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium has been changed by FFA following consultation with clubs, broadcast, commercial partners and other stakeholders.

The fixture, that was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday 17 March, will instead now take place on Friday 15 March with kick off at 7.20pm local time, 4.50pm WST.

The changes made to the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season draw are aimed to assist Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC with their respective 2019 AFC Champions League campaigns.

Should the Newcastle Jets qualify for the group stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League, further changes to the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season draw may be made.

FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, said FFA was strongly committed to assisting the Hyundai A-League clubs that qualify for the AFC Champions League.

“It is in all of our interests to see Australian clubs perform at their best in Asia’s premier club competition, the AFC Champions League,” said O’Rourke.

“As we have done in previous years, we have built flexibility into the Hyundai A-League season draw to give the players the best opportunity to achieve success in both competitions by considering the rest period between their respective matches.

“We have therefore focused on providing at least one additional days rest between certain matches where the Australian clubs are either travelling to or from Asia, while ensuring the general integrity and commercial interests of the Hyundai A-League competition are not compromised.

“This process requires many stakeholders to make changes to their original plans and we thank them for their support in making these fixtures possible,” concluded O’Rourke

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