Perth Glory’s McGarry: A-League a lot more even than SPL

Perth Glory midfielder Steven McGarry is delighted with the fact he has found a competition where everything is fairly even.

The 31-year Scottish midfielder spent about 14 seasons in his homeland, competing against the likes of Rangers and Celtic, who have a mortgage on the Scottish Premier League title.

He says it is refreshing to be playing in a league where anybody on their day can come through with the goods.

“We got off to a flyer and were unbeaten after our first six games,” he told the Scottish Sun.

"We were top of the league and things were looking great, then we lost four games on the trot. It's just such a tight league.

"Because there is a salary cap, all the sides are similar in standard. Anybody can beat anybody.

"Adelaide United are still unbeaten and top of the league, but they're not running away with it.

"It's good because every game is really close. We never go into any game fearing the opposition.

"It's not like Scotland, where we have teams like Rangers and Celtic winning most weeks."

And McGarry added that he was loving the lifestyle of living in Perth, even if the weather is a bit more extreme that what he was used to back home.

"It's such a great place to live, a magnificent way of life and ideal for kids. The climate is as good as anywhere in the world,” he added.

"It's been 30 degrees here for the last few days, but even in the winter it's pleasant.

"The one thing I need to remember every morning before I go to training is to put the sun block on to stop me from burning! It's a little bit different from the west of Scotland.

"After 15 years playing in Scotland the move has opened my eyes to the rest of the world."