Defender Heffernan joins Perth Glory
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Socceroo defender Dean Heffernan has joined Perth Glory after being released by Melbourne Heart.

Heffernan, 30, who played for Australia at last year's FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, will join his new teammates for pre-season training in August after he completes a short-term loan deal with Chinese club Liaoning Whowin.

"Dean has a great pedigree," Glory coach Ian Ferguson said. "He's played for the Socceroos, played in two A-League grand finals and also had two stints overseas in Germany (Nuremburg) and England (Huddersfield Town)."