Andy Keogh returns to the A-League and rejoins Perth Glory

He previously played for the team earlier this year

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Former Irish international Andy Keogh has rejoined A-League side Perth Glory on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old has returned to the Australian west coast after a spell in Thailand with the Premier League side Ratchaburi. Keogh previously played for Perth between May 2014 and July this year. In his first spell he scored 12 goals in 27 games.

Despite signing for the club, Keogh will not be able to play until January at the very earliest as the team have the maximum number of foreigners allowed in the squad.

“While our visa spots for the current season are full (at the maximum allowable limit of five) we have not given up hope that Andy Keogh could be playing football wearing a Perth Glory jersey in the 2015/16 season," Peter Filopoulos, the team's CEO said in a statement.

“I’ve always said that I left Perth with a heavy heart. My stint in Asia didn’t work out the way I intended, however I’m glad to have teamed up yet again with Kenny Lowe and the boys at Perth Glory,” Keogh told the club's website.

A stalwart in the Giovanni Trapattoni era, Keogh played 30 times for Ireland, scoring two goals.