Arrested Glory duo escape match suspensions

Two key Perth Glory players arrested on the weekend will be available for selection after the club declined to impose match suspensions on the pair.

Star Irish import Andy Keogh, 28, and defender Josh Risdon, 22, were charged following an alleged incident outside an Adelaide nightclub.


Keogh has played a huge role in Glory's success this season, scoring nine goals in 17 rounds, and will now be available for the league leaders when they take on Melbourne City on Sunday.

Glory said after several meetings with the players and coaches, and contact with South Australian it was decided to impose the maximum financial sanction on Keogh.

A suspended fine was imposed on Risdon, payable in the event the young defender breaches the National Code of Conduct before the end of the season.

It will be left to coach Kenny Lowe and staff as to whether a curfew is put in place for the remaining five away games.

Football Federation Australia has the power to apply its own penalties if it feels the club imposed sanctions are insufficient.

In a statement on Tuesday, club Chief Executive Jason Brewer said: “Perth Glory does not condone any kind of behaviour which breaches the club’s protocol and the National Code of Conduct.

“Our investigation has identified the players failed to adhere to the highest professional standards that this club’s, its corporate partners and fans expect.

“We have conducted a thorough investigation, and moved swiftly and decisively in sanctioning both players in applying the maximum permissible financial sanctions available to us.

“Both players have acknowledged their behaviour did not meet the  club’s high standards, and both have accepted the sanctions imposed on them by the  club.”

In a statement Keogh expressed remorse for his actions.

“I would like to sincerely apologise to our fans and sponsors, to our playing group and club executive for my poor judgement and behaviour,” he said.

“I realise my actions have embarrassed the club and I deeply regret the events that transpired in Adelaide.

“From here on I would like to focus on my football and help Perth Glory extend its lead at the top of the table and make history by winning the league and hopefully the championship”.