Perth Glory looking good ahead of new A-League season – Coyne

Perth Glory’s Jamie Coyne feels the club is in a good position less than three weeks out from a new A-League season.

Perth Glory’s Jamie Coyne feels the club is in a good position less than three weeks out from a new A-League season.

The 29-year old, a Glory foundation player, says the squad has strengthened, providing a good opportunity to improve on their first finals appearance they achieved last term.

“We've lost a couple of players but we've signed two or three as well and you'd have to say the balance of the squad looks better," Coyne told the West Australian.

"We can definitely do better than last season. It relies on us being very organised and consistent because there's going to be a lot of competition. But we've got the squad on paper.

“It's a big year for the club bringing in players like Robbie Fowler and having two marquees is a big step by(owner) Tony (Sage).

"The starting XI will be hard to pick but that's a great thing because it puts pressure on players."

Coyne also explained his reasons for turning down a recent offer from Chinese club Qingdao Jonoon.

“They said they wanted to sign me but it wasn't the right deal so I turned it down," Coyne added.

"I'd be open to looking at something like that again but when it's this close to the season you just focus on the A-League."