Adam Taggart, a local talent, has been appointed as co-captain of Perth Glory for the upcoming A-League season. The English born defender, Mark Beevers, will share the captaincy with Taggart. The 30-year-old demonstrated his leadership skills in the team's season opener against Newcastle, scoring a goal only two minutes into the game to secure a 2-2 draw.
In an interview with Daily Mail Australia, Taggart expressed his belief that Perth Glory has the potential to be premiership contenders, despite the lack of attention they have been receiving. He mentioned the new coach, Alen Stajcic, who has achieved great success with the Matildas, and the collective belief and high expectations within the team.
To optimize their performance for the upcoming 'Distance Derby' against Wellington Phoenix, the Perth Glory team has been based in New Zealand since Monday to avoid lengthy travel. Taggart emphasized that, as professional footballers, they are accustomed to traveling and will be fully prepared for the match.
While Taggart remains focused on his role with Perth Glory, he has not ruled out the possibility of returning to the Socceroos. He acknowledged that other players may currently have an edge over him, but he is committed to making the most of any opportunity that comes his way.
Taggart's appointment as co-captain has brought him immense pride, and he cherished the special moment leading his team against the Jets. With his leadership and determination, he aims to guide Perth Glory to a successful season ahead in the A-League.