Dodd s career in limbo after Glory cut
Dodd's career in limbo after Glory cut

Injured veteran Travis Dodd has likely played his final A-League game after being told his services are not required by Perth Glory next season.

Dodd, 34, joined Glory three years ago and played 48 times for the club, scoring nine goals.

He found the net in his last game in Glory colours – a 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory that all but assured the WA side’s place in the finals last season.

But Dodd was forced off with a knee injury late in that match and has been completing a rehabilitation program ever since.

Glory chief executive Jason Brewer said Dodd left with the club’s best wishes.

“Travis is an extremely popular member of our team, a true fan favourite,” Brewer said.

“He is a thorough professional and respected by everyone involved here at the club.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such a professional leader in times of success and uncertainty and on be half of everyone at the club we wish Travis Dodd all the best.

“Given the severity of his injury, Travis has been unable to play this season and will continue his rehabilitation and recovery work with the club.”

Dodd has enjoyed a decorated career to date.

His professional career began with Adelaide City in the old National Soccer League and saw him spend stints in Malaysia and Greece, where he made five UEFA Cup appearances.

Dodd returned to play with Adelaide United in the A-League before moving to Glory.

He became the first indigenous Australian to score an international goal when he found the net on his Socceroos debut in 2006.

The West Australian

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