Lion chases soccer Glory

Dean Evans (23) has been selected to play for Perth Glory Football Club [NAME OK]
Dean Evans (23) has been selected to play for Perth Glory Football Club [NAME OK]

Evans produced several impressive performances for the Glory on a recent trip to South Africa, convincing coach Alistair Edwards and staff to offer the 23-year-old a short-term contract.

‘The South Africa trip was brilliant for the team and for me personally; I was effectively on trial, and had to prove myself to Alistair Edwards and the rest of the coaching staff,’ he said.

‘I got quite a bit of game time with Alistair playing me in a few different positions and I felt that I held my own over there, which was pleasing.’

Evans grew up playing for the Lions and said the club had helped him develop as a footballer as well as providing him with a supportive community as a young player.

‘The club is great; with the whole involvement there, it’s a real family with a lot of great people in and around the club that have done so much for it,’ he said. ‘It’s just a club that everyone loves going to and being part of.’

Evans played his first game at home for the Glory last Wednesday at Inglewood Oval against the Melbourne Heart, with new Heart signing Harry Kewell looking on.

The central defender said he was happy with his and the team’s performance in the 1-0 win.

‘I thought we put in a really good performance’