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Perth Glory

Coach: David Mitchell

Captain: TBA

The Perth Glory is one of the three former National Soccer League (NSL) clubs to compete in the current A-League. The other two teams were Adelaide and Newcastle, however both teams went through major overhauls before the A-League.

Last year’s finish: Seventh

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Marquee player: None

Ins: Eugene Dadi (Hapoel Acre, Israel), Josip Magdic (Floreat Athena, WA), Frank Juric (Hannover 96, Germany), Hayden Doyle (Niki Volou, Greece), Adriano Pellegrino (Metro Stars, SA), Mark Lee (from short-term contract), Adrian Trinidad, Alexandre da Silva Mariano [Amaral] (Gremio Barueri, Brazil), Anthony Skorich (Western Knights).

Outs: Simon Colosimo (Sydney FC), Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix), Billy Celeski (Melbourne Victory), Stan Lazaridis (released), Mitchell Prentice (Sydney FC), Anthony Danze (released), David Micevski (released), Mate Dragecevic (released).

Best line-up: Frank Juric (gk), Jamie Coyne, Hayden Foxe, David Tarka, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Jimmy Downey, Amaral, Adrian Trinidad, James Robinson, Eugene Dadi, Nikita Rukavytsya

Comment: Boast arguably the best back four in the league but it is up front where the Glory could encounter some problems, with so much relying on the partnership of 34-year-old Ivory Coast striker Eugene Dadi and 21-year-old Nikita Rukavytsya. Brazilian midfielder Amaral is the club’s X-factor.

Predicted finish: Eighth