Perth Glory has announced a coup with the signing of versatile Socceroos midfielder Chris Herd for the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.
A product of ECU Joondalup, Bayswater City and English Premier League outfit Aston Villa, Herd has been plying his trade in the UK since he was 15.
The 27-year old father of one was part of the Socceroos 2015 Asian Cup squad and has made three appearances for the green and gold since 2014.
“I’m thrilled to be coming home and re-joining some former teammates of old and working with Kenny Lowe," said an excited Herd.
“Pulling on the purple for Perth Glory has been something I’ve contemplated for a while and I’m keen and excited to be part of a club that is definitely on the way up. This is the right move for me, my football and my family."
Herd appeared 36 times for Birmingham based Aston Villa and more recently made 20 appearances for League one club Chesterfield, where he has been playing on loan.
Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe said Herd’s versatility, skill and strong work ethic were the key ingredients in signing the Socceroo.
“Good players carry a good work ethic but Chris is also a good person. We look at the playing ability but we also look at the person for the job. Chris ticks both boxes and he’s a West Aussie which is a bonus," Lowe said.
Herd’s addition to the Glory squad is the second new signing for next year after fellow Socceroo and Perth born Rhys Williams penned a one year deal.
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