Tyson aims for Perth impact

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June 25, 2015 08:07:09 UK

Jerrad Tyson will be hoping it’s third time lucky in the A-League as he bids for the No.1 goalkeeping spot at Perth Glory.

Perth, who are 13.00 to win the Grand Final, have completed the signing of the former Olyroo and Young Socceroo on a two-year deal.

Regular game time will be my focus but that’s down to me and impressing the coaches at training.

Jerrad Tyson

He was first-choice at Gold Coast United when the club were dissolved in 2012 and then spent two years as back-up to Ante Covic at Western Sydney, making just one appearance.

Tyson won the National Youth League title with Gold Coast in his first season at the club, in 2009-10, and he returns to Australia after spending last season with Sun Pegasus in the Hong Kong Premier League.

The 25-year-old Tasmanian has a good shot at playing regularly for Perth, as the only other goalkeeper on the club’s books is Jordan Thurtell who has yet to play a first-team game.

Last season’s back-up keeper Jack Duncan moved to Danish club Randers at the end of last season and coach Kenny Lowe released Danny Vukovic, who had played 106 matches for the Glory, three weeks ago.

Tyson said: “Glory is a great club with lots of talent and excellent coaching staff, so I’m looking forward to the next challenge ahead. Regular game time will be my focus but that’s down to me and impressing the coaches at training.”

Lowe will welcome the former Australian Institute of Sport graduate to pre-season training along with the rest of the squad next week.

He said: “Jerrad’s been playing at a competitive level for some time now. He’s got the pedigree and massive potential to break out and be a number one goalkeeper.”

Meanwhile, Australia are 3.80 to win their next Women’s World Cup match against Japan, who are 2.00, with the draw 3.30.

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