Ryan Edwards joins dad Alistair and brother Cameron at Perth Glory.
Perth Glory coach Alistair Edwards has brought the second of his two sons, Ryan, to the NIB Stadium for the forthcoming A-League season.
The 19-year-old midfielder joins brother Cameron in Perth on a year-long loan deal from Reading as their father aims to improve on a disappointing 2012/13 campaign that saw Glory finish sixth in the table and miss out on AFC Champions League qualification.
Edwards senior had previously stated his intention to bring Western Australian talent to the club after taking over from Ian Ferguson in an interim capacity and spoke of his delight at managing to persuade Ryan to join him back in their home country
“Ryan has been playing with the under-20 national team for the last four years and was a part of the recent World Cup campaign as well,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“He’s a very dynamic kind of player.
“He’s attacking and brings a lot of energy to the team and he’s grown up in an environment where he fits into our philosophy 100 per cent.
“He’s come along now after two years in England, so he’s come back a lot more experienced and it’s great that we’ve got another WA player back playing for Perth Glory.”
Perth have also captured the services of Brazilian Sidnei Sciola Moraes following a short trial, with the 26-year-old putting pen-to-paper on a one-year deal.
Sciola arrives Down Under following a spell in Cyprus with top-flight side Alki Larnaca and is capable of playing in a number of attacking positions.