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"We want to shove it right up him." Keogh on facing former captain

Perth Glory will this weekend face Newcastle taking on former captain Brandon O'Neill.

O'Neill left under questionable circumstances earlier this year and Perth Glory's recruitment manager Andy Keogh says the group has a point to prove.

"Brandon O'Neill was captain of the club and he left, He decided to leave, he decided that Newcastle was a better option; so we want to shove it right up him to be honest," Keogh told Sport FM's The Football Fix on Thursday evening.

O'Neill along with fellow former Glory players Callum Timmins and Daniel Stynes all left the club following Perth's disappointing 2021/2022 season which included collecting the wooden spoon for the first time in the club's history.

"Callum Timmins is different, we offered him a contract, and he decided to leave probably on bad advice from his agent and Daniel Stynes, we asked him to leave as he didn't fit into our plans and what we wanted to do."

Perth will again be without striker Ben Azubel which could be a blow to the attacking prowess after last week only registering one shot on target.

The Glory will look for their first win of the season against the Jets after coming off a 1-nil loss to Western Sydney Wanderers last Sunday.



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