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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Adam Hughes joins Perth Glory

By Justin Chadwick

Perth Glory's signing spree has continued, securing former Adelaide midfielder Adam Hughes for the next two A-League seasons.

Hughes, who spent the past two seasons at Adelaide, joins Shane Smeltz, Travis Dodd, Danny Vukovic, Neil Young, Dean Heffernan and Evan Berger as new signings at the Glory.

"Adam brings strength to the midfield, something I feel we missed last season," Perth coach Ian Ferguson said of the 28-year-old.

"He's big and aggressive, he'll bring a bit of bite to our team and he's a winner.

"Adam is also a goal scorer, highlighted by the 13 goals he scored when used as a box-to-box midfielder in Ireland (in stints with Sligo Rovers and Drogheda United)."

The Glory finished above only North Queensland on the ladder last season, but Hughes felt the club was headed in the right direction.

"Ian Ferguson is rebuilding this squad with a lot of quality signings which is a real positive," Hughes said.

"Obviously the results were not great last season so we need to work hard in the pre-season and work hard as a team to climb back up the ladder."

Former England international Robbie Fowler has agreed to play on for the Glory next season but is yet to put pen to paper.




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