Griffiths: Lowe's the go for Glory

Perth midfielder Rostyn Griffiths believes Kenny Lowe is the right man to lead the Glory next season and hopes a decision on the club’s coach is made soon.

The Glory ended a horror 10-game winless run with a dramatic 2-1 come behind win against Newcastle on Sunday.

The home side looked set for another loss when former Perth striker Adam Taggart opened the scoring for the Jets on 61 minutes, but two goals in two minutes from Nebojsa Marinkovic and Chris Harold secured the points for Perth.

“It was a massive win for us,” Griffiths said.

“I felt like it’s been coming over the last few weeks. The boys have started to gel and everyone including myself is approaching full fitness, it’s just unfortunate it’s at the end of the season.

“It was hard to swallow going a goal down, as we dominated most of the play, but showed good character and stuck to the game plan and got our rewards.”

Griffiths has managed eight games for Perth since joining from Chinese club Guangzhou R&F in January and the 26-year old said was nice to get the three points.

“The win over Newcastle has given us confidence but mostly it’s given us that winning feel back,” Griffiths said.

“Kenny didn’t talk too much (after the game), he just told us to enjoy the win and carry that on to next week of course.

“I would like to see Kenny stay on but most importantly for the club I would like a decision to be made sooner rather than later so we can all move on in the same direction.”

Perth remain on the bottom of the A-League ladder, equal on 25 points with Melbourne Heart, but with a worse goal difference.

Griffiths added: “I think we can avoid the wooden spoon and obviously right now it has to be our goal along with getting good performances.”

After two years playing in Asia, the central midfielder said he knew what to expect when he returned to the A-League.

“I never underestimated it at all,” he said.

“I think for me the hardest part has just been coming in unfit and trying to play catch up and in recent weeks I’ve been feeling a lot better.”
Perth faces the Central Coast Mariners, Griffiths’ former club, at home and Sydney FC away in their final two matches.

“It’s a big game - the Mariners need the win to stay in the top two so they’ll be firing and we need a win to get off bottom,” he said.

“And it’s also our last home game for the season so would be good to finish with a win. It’ll be nice to play against the Mariners. I’ve got plenty of people I call friends at the club, but they’re a good team so we will need to be at our best.”