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Youthful exuberance plays part in Perth Glory fightback

Struggling A-League club Perth Glory broke a seven-match losing streak last night and coach Ian Ferguson was full of praise for the younger players in the line-up.

Ferguson played three first-starters for the home clash with Melbourne Heart which ended 0-0 and even though the Glory did not get the win they yearned for, their coach took heart from a positive draw, manufactured by the likes of Brent Griffiths, Howard Fondyke and Tommy Amphlett.

"It was a far better performance, a more positive performance and I think the young kids we played tonight were fantastic," Ferguson said.

"We basically had nothing to lose tonight and I thought I give the youth a chance and I thought they paid us back handsomely."

It was the first step on the way back to form for the Western Australian outfit who were sitting on top of the table after five weeks, only to lose their next seven and drop to third bottom.

They get another chance to redeem themselves when they take on the Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium this Sunday.

Andrew Slevison
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