Glory eye defensive duo
Glory target Adrian Madaschi. Picture: The West Australian.

Perth Glory are considering bolstering their injury-ravaged squad with the addition of WA products Adrian Madaschi and Rostyn Griffiths.

Glory have plenty of room to move after long-term injuries to Travis Dodd (knee) and Scott Jamieson (Achilles), and the recent departures of Ryo Nagai (Cerezo Osaka) and Steve Pantelidis (Selangor).

Marquee defender William Gallas is close to returning after nearly two months out with a torn calf and right-back Josh Risdon is available after overcoming a knee injury.

But left-back Riley Woodcock is in doubt for tomorrow night's clash with Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium after sustaining what appeared to be a minor ankle injury at training yesterday.

Central defender Madaschi, 31, and defensive midfielder Griffiths, 25, have both recently parted ways with Asian clubs and have been training with Glory this week.

Chief executive Jason Brewer confirmed the club was interested in signing the pair and had room in its salary cap.

Griffiths starred for Central Coast from 2010 to 2012 before making a $1.3 million switch to Chinese club Guangzhou R&F.

Madaschi spent a decade in Europe before recent stints with Melbourne Heart and Korean side Jeju United.

Glory winger Adrian Zahra played with Madaschi at Heart and said the former Socceroo would be a valuable addition to Glory's line-up.

"He's a great player, a great leader, and it's good to have him back on the training park," Zahra said.

"If he wants to be here and doesn't want to look back abroad, I'd have him here with open arms."

Zahra sustained a cut head before scoring the opener against Heart last week and was on light duties at training yesterday because of tightness.

But he was confident he would be fit to tackle Brisbane.

Zahra has started three times and made another appearance off the bench in four matches since interim coach Kenny Lowe took over from sacked boss Alistair Edwards last month.

"I just want to keep backing up my performances and continue to push for a spot in the starting 11," Zahra said.

Young Glory striker Jamie Maclaren has recovered from a groin injury, but is waiting on a clearance from FFA before being included in the squad for tomorrow night's game.

The injury forced Maclaren to pull out of Australia's team for the AFC Under-22 Championship and his return must now be ticked off by the governing body.

Brisbane coach Mike Mulvey expects playmaker Thomas Broich (thigh) to be fit for the game, but has ruled out defender Ivan Franjic (stomach strain).

The West Australian

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