Perth Glory defender, Scott Jamieson, has played down suggestions that the club is in turmoil.
The 25-year-old former Adelaide United and Sydney FC star, who is currently sidelined with an Achilles injury, insists there is no tension within the squad despite a number of high-profile incidents.
Following the recent defeat to Western Sydney, the veteran former Tottenham and Arsenal star, William Gallas, was seen arguing with assistant coach, Andy Ord. The former France international appeared to have been at fault for one of the Wanderers’ goals.
It has also been reported on the bet365 soccer betting page that club captain, Jacob Burns, has had a bust-up with on-loan Reading youngster, Ryan Edwards, during training. Edwards father, Alistair was sacked by Perth last year with Burns believed to have played a key role in his departure.
However, Jamieson prefers to put a positive spin on life at the club, saying: “I can say on behalf of myself and I think most of my team-mates that we are working towards the same goal. We’re a club that is going through a tough time due to results, nothing else.
“Each and every one of us needs to be old enough and mature enough to leave it on the pitch. We’ve talked about things and we’ve moved on. It’s about working towards winning games and trying to get this club off second bottom.”
Jamieson, who has made four appearances for Australia, spent three years with Bolton Wanderers earlier in his career, although he failed to break into the first team at the Reebok Stadium, as fans betting on soccer will no doubt recall.
He featured in 49 matches for Adelaide United in 2008-09 and 2009-10 on his return to Australia, before going on to play in 48 games for Sydney.
He moved to Perth in 2012 and had been a first-team regular for Glory before picking up his Achilles injury.