Perth Glory players coping well with change of coach

Perth Glory players are handling the coaching situation well ahead of tonight’s clash with the North Queensland Fury.

Perth Glory players are handling the coaching situation well ahead of tonight’s clash with the North Queensland Fury.

They are the sentiments of winger Todd Howarth who admits it is tough on Dave Mitchell to lose his role to assistant Ian Ferguson but says the mood in the camp is buoyant.

“They've coped quite well," Howarth said of his teammates. "I suppose it was a little bit of a shock. It's a shame as well that it had to happen but it's been done.

"We haven't played very well over the last few games and something had to change, so it's unfortunate it's the coach that cops it."

Mitchell has gone into a Director of Football role at the club which means things won’t change too much but Howarth felt it was a good opportunity to start afresh and try to stop a four-game losing streak.

"We're looking at it as a fresh start really with Fergie in charge," he added. "There's obviously going to be a little bit of pressure to get a good result but the boys have been up for it all week so we're looking forward to it."