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A-League fixtures adjusted

The Perth Glory’s round 24 match with Western United has been rescheduled for next Monday, as part of a raft of changes to the A-League fixture confirmed by the FFA on Wednesday.

Perth’s home fixture was initially scheduled for Saturday 21st March but has been pushed back by two days to be played on Monday 23rd, with kick-off slated for 6:30 PM local time.

The round 25 match between Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory has been postponed, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect the A-League competition and sport worldwide.

Wellington’s next two games have been put on hold as they spend 14 days in isolation following last week’s match with Melbourne Victory, with the Victorian based club set to also undertake the same procedure.

All matches will be played behind closed doors to limit the risk to players, support staff and spectators alike, Glory defender Alex Grant telling Sports Drive on Wednesday that the players are accepting of the circumstances for the remainder of the season.

“It’s unfortunate that the A-League has been affected by it (COVID-19) as well, it’s not ideal but everything down at the club seems pretty normal, training is still the same and still intense, we are still preparing the same way we would for any other game even with it being without any fans,” he said.

“We’re probably looking at the rest of the season being played behind closed doors, so it’s something we’re going to have to adapt to quickly and get used to.”

“At home in Perth the fans generally are a big factor towards us getting a result, without them behind us we’re going to have to put in an extra special performance to get a win.”

The re-fixtured round commences on Friday night, with Central Coast hosting Melbourne City at Gosford.

IMAGE: Perth Glory FC.


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