Game could prove the first of many
Alistair Edwards will receive a blast from the past next week as his Perth Glory side travel to Malaysia to lock horns with former club Johor Darul Takzim.
As a player, Edwards was a member of the league and cup winning JDT side of 1991. Speaking to Football Australia, Edwards reminisced about his time in the country and explained just why the friendly game will provide such a stern test.
““I spent many years in Malaysia and had two very enjoyable seasons playing for Johor,It’s going to be great returning to a place that holds such fond memories.
“This game is a wonderful bonus to our club and our pre-season schedule. On the back of our recent trip to South Africa, it will provide us with another very tough and high quality opponent in what still is the very early stages of our pre-season program.
“I’m sure the hit out will prove very beneficial as we build up to the start of our A-League campaign.”
JDT’s latest recruit, Argentinian midfield maestro Pablo Aimar is expected to make his debut for the Southern Tigers.
The game which will take place at the Larkin Stadium is something Edwards hopes will become a regular occurrence for Glory.
“This is the beauty of the world game, it is truly global. This game takes our club, our brand and the A-League into the Asian region which can open many doors for all the stakeholders invested in our sport.
“Hopefully we can build on this occasion and see a permanent annual Perth Glory A-League fixture in this region.”