Australian Football: Keogh out for Glory
Perth Glory will be without Andy Keogh for the start of their A-League road-trip after the forward was struck down by a calf injury.
Glory are priced at 14/1 to win the 2022 A-League grand final and are about to embark on a tough five-game stint away from Perth.
Glory take on Western United on Friday night followed by games against Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City and Keogh has not travelled after picking up the injury against Adelaide on Saturday.
The 33-day tour will finish with games against Brisbane Roar and Adelaide and coach Richard Garcia says there is a chance Keogh could play if his recovery goes according to plan.
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"It was something that had been playing at him for a few weeks and slowly started to deteriorate," Garcia told reporters before Glory jetted out to Victoria. "It's minor but it's not worth him coming on the trip. He won't make the first stint into Melbourne.
"We're hoping he comes back to fitness to possibly take part in the last two games of the tour."
Strength in depth
Meanwhile Garcia says Glory do have plenty of strength in depth to cover the loss, while Daniel Sturridge could be in line for more game-time.
"It (Keogh's loss) opens up our thinking on how we want to play," Garcia added. "Adrian was fantastic when he came on. He's another one who is slowly building.
"He showed some glimpses of his quality and we’re expecting more of that come Friday. He'll take a more active role in the team. Daniel Stynes did very well when he came on and made a real push for a starting spot."