Fergie: Liverpool icon Fowler great for Perth Glory

New Perth Glory assistant coach Ian Ferguson would welcome Robbie Fowler to the club.
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New Perth Glory assistant coach Ian Ferguson would welcome Robbie Fowler to the club.

Glory are in talks with the Liverpool icon, whose future is in doubt at North Queensland Fury.

''I believe Tony's going to be speaking with Robbie tonight,'' Ferguson told the Townsville Bulletin. ''I've spoken to Robbie over the last two or three weeks and we've had good conversations.

''I know Tony's very interested and we'll see where it takes us. I'm sure there's going to be two or three other teams interested in Robbie.

''He's a quality player and puts bums in seats.

''He got me nine goals last season playing for the Fury.

''I do believe if we can get Robbie in the right frame of mind and get him over here he will be a great plus for us.''

Ferguson added: ''I've spoken to Robbie over the last month or so about four or five times.

''I've always said it and I keep repeating myself, there's nothing wrong with me and Robbie Fowler, there never has been.

''A lot of people with hidden agendas made us out to be at each other's throats and that was never the case.

''Myself and Robbie have always had respect.

''Robbie knew I was a head coach, (I) made some decisions he probably didn't agree with but he respected it and went on and it was never held in any shape or form in any bad malice.''

Ferguson said Fowler would be a great addition to Perth's squad.

''Last season I thought they (Perth) played very well at times but were just lacking that firepower,'' he said. ''With (Michael) Baird coming in, hopefully we can try to get Robbie Fowler there, it would give us a good partnership up front.''