Perth Glory hoping Adam Taggart will keep up strike rate when they face Newcastle


Adam Taggart celebrates after scoring against Wellington.
Adam Taggart celebrates after scoring against Wellington.

PERTH Glory will be hoping one of its striker’s strike rates continues when it takes on Newcastle in A-League action this Sunday.

Adam Taggart has scored five goals from six starts this season, averaging a goal every 98 minutes.

The 23-year-old and the team will be away to the goalscorer’s former club the Jets, where he won the Golden Boot in season 2013-14.

The Glory, who need to keep winning to stay in the race for the top four, are in fifth place, a point ahead of the Jets and three points behind Melbourne City in fourth.

Taggart sealed the three points for Glory against Wellington Phoenix at Perth Oval on Thursday night with a header just after half-time.

Fellow striker Andy Keogh was played into space by Diego Castro before whipping in a cross for Taggart, who nodded home from close range in the 51st minute. The Glory won 2-1.