Glory sign journeyman goalkeeper Reddy

By Justin Chadwick
AAP

Journeyman goalkeeper Liam Reddy will be hoping it's a case of seventh heaven after signing with Perth Glory for the upcoming A-League season.

Reddy will become the first player to appear for seven different A-League clubs when he makes his Glory debut.

The 34-year-old has been signed on a one-year deal as a replacement for Ante Covic, who has moved back over east to be closer to family.

Reddy is a veteran of 196 A-League matches, having previously played for Newcastle, Sydney, Central Coast, Brisbane Roar, Wellington Phoenix and more recently Western Sydney.

He made just six appearances for the Wanderers last season before being cut.

Reddy will compete with Jordan Thurtell and Nick Feely for the No.1 goalkeeping berth at Glory.

Perth had tried to lure Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, but the 43-year-old appears set to join Sydney FC, or retire.

Reddy will be the first man to play for 7 different A-League clubs. Pic: Getty

Reddy's career hasn't been without controversy.

In 2012, the then-Sydney FC goalkeeper was sent home after getting drunk on a team flight to Wellington.

Then in October 2015, he was stood down by the Mariners after being issued with a breach of conduct notice for disciplinary reasons.

Two months later, the Mariners terminated his contract.

Reddy was the villain for Perth and the hero for Wellington in the 2009/10 elimination final, saving two penalties in a shoot-out to send the Phoenix through to a home semi-final.

"That was indeed a pulsating and exciting day for me, but that's ancient history," Reddy said.

"I'm a Glory boy now and I'm coming over to do Perth and Western Australia proud."

Glory will start as one of the title favourites, with their talent-laden squad featuring the likes of Rhys Williams, Andy Keogh, Diego Castro, Chris Herd, Adam Taggart and Josh Risdon.