Alistair Edwards backed by Glory players

March 11, 2013
By Justin Chadwick

Perth Glory goalkeeper Danny Vukovic believes interim coach Alistair Edwards is the right man to lead the A-League club beyond this season.

The Glory have won three of their four games since Edwards replaced sacked coach Ian Ferguson last month.

Should Perth beat Wellington on Sunday, they could jump to as high as fifth on the table with two rounds remaining.

Edwards, who is also coach of Australia's under-17s side, is still weighing up whether to apply for the Glory role full-time.

Vukovic hopes he does, saying he and his teammates had been impressed by Edwards since his arrival.

"I'd love to see him take the job here," Vukovic said on Tuesday.

"He's done an exceptional job so far - three wins from four.

"He's got some great ideas and it feels as though I'm learning every training session. I'd love to see him involved.

"When you see someone who's so passionate in what he believes in, it's infectious.

"The boys have taken it on board and have put it into practice.

"It's been a breath of fresh air him coming in."

With the Glory's finals bid still hanging in the balance, assistant coach Gareth Naven said the club was thriving on the pressure of having to win most of their games.

"Pressure's good. I expect it will bring the best out of people," Naven said.

"I think since we entered five weeks ago, every game was a catch-up game.

"We are just trying to take every opportunity to win games."