After a brief spell in Thailand, former Ireland international Andy Keogh put all the contract issues aside and resigned with the A-League's Perth Glory.
And he is absolutely banging them in this season.
Since rejoining the club in January he has scored 13 goals, with 9 of them coming in his last 8 games. As a result, Perth Glory have won five on the bounce, and the Australian media have drawn obvious comparisons to Jamie Vardy, as the Irishman is also breaking records. The following was published on Adelaidenow.com.au after Keogh broke the Aussie record for goals in consecutive games last weekend:
Ever wondered what the A-League’s version of Jamie Vardy would look like?
Meet Perth Glory’s record man Andy Keogh — the former Irish international who’s in the hottest form of his life.
Vardy set an English Premier League record earlier this season by scoring in 11 successive matches for surprise packets Leicester City.
Keogh has broken the equivalent record in Australian national league ranks, with his goal in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Melbourne City taking him to eight successive matches on the scoresheet.
Here is the goal that broke the record for Keogh, or unfortunately 'Kee-oh' as he appears to be called down under:
The former Milwall man was quick to dismiss the comparisons to Vardy, but like Leicester's breakout star, he insisted that his teammates were the reason for this form:
I wish I was getting paid like Jamie Vardy!
He’s done it in the best league in the world, and I’ve done it in the A-League, which is an up and coming league.
Hopefully people can look at that and it counts for something. I’m proud, and I’m sure my teammates are proud. I couldn’t have done it without them. My goals have been easy — a lot of tap-ins.
Fair play to you Andy Keogh, keep up the good work.
[via Adelaide Now, thanks to Mark Geary for the tip]