Official release from Perth Glory
Dean Heffernan has finally joined Perth Glory, albeit in different circumstances than he and the club had originally planned.
Heffernan, originally contracted at the start of season was denied a release from his loan deal to Chinese club Liaoning Whowin because of a clause written in Chinese.
But now with Chris Coyne injured, Heffernan has joined Perth Glory as an injury replacement player.
"(It's been) very frustrating," Heffernan said.
"You know, I had the family there as well, we were prepared to come home but in the end you've just got to be careful about what it has in the contract."
Heffernan, 31-years old can play a variety of positions.
"There's a lot of competition on the left, I've been watching Toddy Howarth, he's doing really well and you know I can play left back, I played left midfield in China as well and centre back so there's a few options there.
"(But) I'm just here to compete and hopefully help with the rest of the team and get us where we need to be."
Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson said he was delighted to finally get his man.
"We wanted Dean at the beginning of the season but we've eventually got him, better late than never."