Warren signed up again by Glory

19 May 2017 20:47:25 GMTPlus10

Mark Warren's return into favour during the Finals Series has helped earn him a new deal at Perth Glory.

The 25-year-old played in both of the club's finals, against Sydney FC and Melbourne City.

He'd fallen out of selection favour with coach Kenny Lowe at stages last season, but has now been handed a deal for next season.

Lowe is continuing to finalise his squad for 2017/18 and sees Warren as providing depth, alongside Joseph Mills, to the club at left-back.

Warren, who played 13 games across the campaign, has now been retained for a third season at Perth after being thrown a career lifeline by Lowe midway through 2015.

Perth are set to offer young striker Jamal Reiners a deal for next season, with the 19-year-old remaining on the comeback trail from injury.

Glory now have 17 players officially signed on for next season, with 10 players having left since the end of last term.

Rhys and Aryn Williams, Nebojsa Marinkovic, Josh Risdon, Dino Djulbic, Richard Garcia, Mitch Oxborrow, Lucian Goian, Jordan Thurtell and Kostra Petratos have all departed.

Lowe has replenished his defensive stocks by signing Scott Neville from Western Sydney on a three-year deal and landing centre-back Jacob Poscoliero from Central Coast Mariners.

The coach has flown to Europe this week in a bid to identify further signings for next season.

Perth finished fifth in the table last year, behind Melbourne City on goal difference, but beat Michael Valkanis's side in both the final game of the regular season and then in their elimination final a week later.

The Glory are 8/1 to win the Grand Final.

Meanwhile, Australia are 1/3 to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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