Perth Glory continue recruitment drive with English full-back signing

Perth Glory continue recruitment drive with English full-back signing


Perth Glory have added more new personnel as the A-League off-season continues, signing English left-back Joseph Mills on a two-year contract.

Twenty-six-year-old Mills is a graduate of Southampton’s esteemed academy program and has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale. He has represented England at under-17 and under-18 level.

Since leaving Saints in 2011, Mills has plied his trade in England’s Football League with Burnley, Reading and Oldham Athletic.

Mills said he was looking forward to tackling a new opportunity in the A-League.

“I know that it is a tough league, but a very technical game, which is one of the reasons why it attracted me to it,” Mills said.

“I’ve enjoyed playing in England so far and had some very successful moments, this was just an opportunity that is something I couldn’t turn down. It’s a great club that wants to accomplish things, and I want to be a part of that.

“The goal for next season is to try and be competitive and successful in every area that we compete. I don’t enjoy losing and from seeing the team at the end of last season, there seems to be a good winning mentality within the squad.”

The West Australian club also announced that it had parted ways with goalkeeper Jerrard Tyson.

Glory have already brought in Socceroos Rhys Williams, Chris Herd and Adam Taggart for the 2016-17 season.

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