Glory crowing over Fowler

SYDNEY - Liverpool great Robbie Fowler signed with Perth Glory yesterday for the 2010-11 Australian domestic season, ending speculation about the former England international's new playing home.

SYDNEY - Liverpool great Robbie Fowler signed with Perth Glory yesterday for the 2010-11 Australian domestic season, ending speculation about the former England international's new playing home.

The 35-year-old player's future was thrown open after his club, North Queensland Fury, underwent financial restructuring.

"This is vindication that everything we are doing at Perth Glory is on track," club chairperson Tony Sage said. "Robbie had a number of clubs chasing his signature, both in the Hyundai A-League and from the Middle East and we're delighted he's decided to join Perth Glory."

Fowler, the highest profile overseas player to compete in the Australian competition, had reportedly been approached by Sydney FC and had made it clear he wanted to remain Down Under.

"I loved it there, it was brilliant," he told the Sydney Morning Herald of his time in north Queensland.

Fowler spent one season with the Fury, where he scored nine goals in 26 games. - Sapa-AFP

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