North Queensland boss Ian Ferguson is chasing former Liverpool and Leeds striker Robbie Fowler. Fowler, the former Liverpool striker who scored 120 goals in 236 matches for the Reds, will fly to Queensland later this month to meet Fury coach Ian Ferguson.

"He has agreed to catch up in Townsville for a few days and obviously we will be talking about football," Ferguson said.

"We're looking for a marquee player and Robbie easily fits that position in any A-League football club.

"His record speaks for itself. He's a pure goal scorer who would lift the profile of football in this country to a new level if he decided to play in the A-League."

Fowler, 33, was recently released by Blackburn Rovers after a change of manager. Former boss Paul Ince was convinced Fowler could make an impact at Premiership level after a good season at Cardiff City last term.

Meanwhile, Sydney FC defender Beau Busch is also joining Fergie's Fury for next season.