Warren: Best is yet to come

As the Perth Glory ramp up for a finals charge, both Marc Warren and Gyorgy Sandor believe there's still more in the tank for the club.

The club, which made five signings including Shane Lowry and Adam Taggart, currently sits in seventh, seven points adrift of the top-six.

However, defender Marc Warren beleives the Glory can still make the finals and have the squad to do so, praising the new signings for coming in and doing a job.

“I don’t think there’s any time for the new players to come in and get used to anyone. They have to come in firing which they have done. Shane Lowry done brilliant (against Victory) and the new boys coming in so they didn’t have much time and they’ve gelled” he said.

“Training’s gotten better. We’ve got a lot of depth in the squad, with players competing for spots and it’s kind of boosted everyone’s will to win.”

After a 12-month hiatus, Warren returned to football with a mission to break into Glory’s starting 11 and said this season had been his best and surpassed all his expectations.

“I didn’t expect to come and play as much as I did. I came in with all intentions of getting into the first 11. I got myself into the 11 and am doing everything I can to stay in. The gaffer put faith in me and Richie Garcia pulled me aside and told me this is the year to knuckle down. I don’t want to let them down, I don’t want to let the staff down and I don’t want to let the club down”.

Warren also hopes to be a leader in the Glory's run to the finals.

“I am young but I am a leader in what I do. Everything’s perfection in what I do and I do like to help the younger boys too” Warren said.

“We’ve been told that it doesn’t matter how old you are as long as you’re a leader everyone should take charge, there’s 11 players on the field not just one.”

Sandor also echoed Warren’s sense of positivity and praised his new teammate and compatriot Kristzian Vadocz who he played with for Hungary’s U-21.

“He’s mentally, technically and physically strong. I’m so happy because we play the next ten gams with a strong squad” he said.

“I didn’t know (Vadocz was coming) until he texted me a message and told me see you on the training session” he joked.

Sandor said he and the whole team would be disappointed if a finals berth slipped away.

“As a professional player you cannot be happy with 10th or 9th place. You always want to win the league but at least you want to be in the finals and we will be disappointed if this does not happen.”