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Glory clear up Fornaroli departure

Perth Glory coach Reuben Zadkovich has moved to explain the reasons why striker Bruno Fornaroli departed the club last week.

Fornaroli has moved on quickly from the Glory signing already with Melbourne Victory.

35-year-old Fornaroli was missing from the Glory's 2-1 loss to the Central Coast Mariners with the club stating he was injured only for him to reply that he was fit and raring to play.

Zadkovich who was speaking to the media on Thursday said "it was pretty simple."

"Bruno wasn't chosen to start in a game and then refused to sit on the bench, and he didn't want to play.

"Once a player makes that decision that he doesn't want to put his body on the line for the team, it becomes really easy for me.

"You just pick the ones that do."

Perth will look to replace Fornaroli in the January transfer window wanting to bring players to the club with the right mindset.

"We can't have a Daniel Sturridge situation or a situation where we've got with Bruno where it's a 35-year-old striker at the end trying to spearhead a rebuild," Zadkovich said.

"It's too much for him to put on his shoulders. We need the right person that can carry that weight and expectation and we'll make sure we're patient and we find the right one.

Perth take on ladder leaders Melbourne City on Saturday afternoon.

IMAGE: Perth Glory FC


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