Glory's Smeltz in brave bid to play finals

March 29, 2013
By Justin Chadwick
Banged up striker Shane Smeltz will need up to six weeks to recover from his latest facial injury, but the 31-year-old says he'll return to playing duties next week if Perth Glory reaches the A-league finals.

Smeltz required 15 stitches to his forehead last week after copping an errant boot while playing for New Zealand in their World Cup qualifier against New Caledonia.

The star Kiwi will miss Saturday night's crunch clash with Adelaide at nib Stadium, but says he'll play on ...

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