Perth Glory will be aiming for two A-League wins on the trot when they take on Brisbane Roar this weekend at nib Stadium.
Irish striker Andy Keogh wants to give Perth A-League fans something special to remember this season, and he hopes it will be enough to rekindle his international career.
Keogh has made an instant impact at the Glory, scoring a brace in the side’s FFA Cup win over Newcastle in August before opening his A-League account in last week’s 2-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix.
The 28-year-old has been capped 30 times for the Republic of Ireland, including six matches last year during the country’s failed bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
But now that he’s playing in a foreign league on the other side of the world, Keogh knows he will have to score a mountain of goals for Glory to win another international call-up.
“Even that might not be enough,” Keogh said.
“If I continue to score and play well, you never know. That’s how I look at it.
“It’s easy to pick players from the Championship. But if they’re not playing, and I’m playing and scoring goals, then I’ll definitely be the better name to select.
“The best moment of my career was playing for my country.”
Keogh is looking to add more goals to his tally when he lines up in Sunday’s clash with Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium.
Glory scored a league-low 28 goals last season, and the loss of marquee striker Shane Smeltz means the heat is on Keogh to produce the goods.
Keogh, who played for Wolves, Leeds, Millwall and Blackpool before signing a two-year deal with Perth, said he wasn’t feeling the pressure.
“I was brought in because I was wanted. That’s enough confidence there,” Keogh said.
“I’ll let my feet do the talking.
“As long as I continue to do what I’ve been doing, I’ll continue to provide the fans with many memories for the season.”
Brisbane are aiming to bounce back from last week’s upset 2-1 loss to Adelaide.
The defending champions will be without Matt McKay, with the star midfielder handed a two-match ban for his expletive-laden outburst at referee Ben Williams.