Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Perth Glory re-sign Steve McGarry
Perth Glory midfielder Steven McGarry has re-signed with the A-League club for another season.McGarry was considering moving elsewhere after being offered a reduced deal, but in the end decided to stay in Perth for at least another year."My preference was always to stay with Perth Glory in a city that has made me and my family extremely welcome," said McGarry, who played at St Mirren, Ross County and more recently, Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League before linking up with Perth in 2010."It's great to be involved in a club that had such a great end to the season."The possible prospect of playing in the Asian Champions League is exciting and a big step forward for the club."McGarry played a key role in Perth's run to the grand final, scoring four goals as a valuable foil to either Shane Smeltz or Billy Mehmet."Steven is a clever player and a goal-scoring midfielder who made a big difference to our team when he played an attacking role," Glory coach Ian Ferguson said."Retaining Steven was important and I glad we've been able to hold onto him."In the past week, the Glory have re-signed Steve Pantelidis, Dean Heffernan and McGarry, while former Victory midfielder Nick Ward, Melbourne Heart's Adrian Zahra and Gold Coast's Chris Harold have also been lured to Perth.