Glory fo­cus on Smeltz

Townsville Bulletin - - Football -

PERTH Glory will turn their at­ten­tion to sign­ing star Gold Coast striker Shane Smeltz af­ter snar­ing for­mer Ade­laide cap­tain Travis Dodd for the next two A-League sea­sons. Dodd, who notched 41 goals in 183 ap­pear­ances for Ade­laide United over two stints with the club stretch­ing back to the NSL days, said it was a hard de­ci­sion to leave the Reds. The 31-year-old for­mer Soc­ceroo is the fifth player to shift to Perth for next sea­son, fol­low­ing for­mer Vic­tory de­fender Evan Berger, goal­keeper Danny Vukovic, Dean Hef­fer­nan and Neil Young. With Dodd now locked away, Perth are fo­cus­ing on Smeltz, who re­turned to the A-League in Jan­uary af­ter a failed stint in Tur­key.

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