Lowe wants 'exciting brand' from Glory

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says his side’s “exciting brand” might get even better in 2016-17.

Glory has retained marquee Diego Castro and effectively added Adam Taggart this off-season, along with recruiting defensive-minded players Rhys Williams, Chris Herd, Joseph Mills and Liam Reddy.

It bodes well for a Glory side who finished as the equal second top scorers in the A-League last term, storming home with the addition of Andy Keogh to qualify for the finals.

“The time I’ve been here, we’ve scored the most amount of goals of any Glory team, we’ve had the most amount of wins, we’ve played in two FFA cup finals, so we have played an exciting brand,” Lowe said. 

“It might get even more exciting, hopefully. 

“There’s a lot of work to do. You can’t just turn up with names on the sheet. 

“The names on the sheet have to put a performance in on the pitch. 

“We’ve done that the last two years, hopefully we can do that this year.”

Glory flies to the Philippines on Monday for a pre-season tour of three games including a clash with the national team.

Johnny Warren medallist Castro doesn’t arrive in Perth until August and will miss the tour but Lowe still has a plethora of attacking options. 

“We’ve got a plan obviously and that’s the reason we brought the players to the club,” Lowe said. 

“You’ve got Keogh, Castro, Tags (Taggart) and Chris Harold and the young boys like Jamal (Reiners).

“Hopefully everyone can stay fit and that creates a problem for me.”

Meanwhile, Lowe wants his side to go on another long FFA Cup to drive their pre-season into the new A-League campaign.

Glory has made the past two FFA Cup finals under Lowe but faces a challenging Round of 32 fixture away to Brisbane Roar on August 10 at Ballymore Stadium.

Beyond the Philippines tour, Glory are yet to map out their pre-season plans ahead of their October 8 opener against Central Coast.

“Every pre-season I’ve been here we’ve had a decent FFA Cup run and that’s made our pre-season,” Lowe said. 

“Our focus is to try and continue that. But we’ve got a tough one over in Brisbane, so we’ll see how that goes but ideally that’s what we’d like to do.”