Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has hailed the impact of star duo Andy Keogh and Diego Castro after injury leading their side to a 2-1 win away to Brisbane Roar on Thursday.
Castro and Keogh combined for both of Glory's goals in the final 10 minutes to clinch the win which sends them up to fourth.
The key duo have missed several weeks due to injury, with Keogh returning off the bench, while Castro had played the past two games, scoring the winner against Wellington last round.
"Lowry, he's tweaked it as well. he'll be walking like R2D2 tomorrow. It was real excellent character.
"The big boys stood up, the young boys worked their socks off," Keogh told FoxSports.
"When you get a bit of quality back, with Keogh and Castro, we look dangerous.
"I think first half we were conservative, we got in great areas, then played backwards.
"We didn't back ourselves but second half we played it forward a bit earlier, Keogh held it up and brought Cas in. It allowed us to play further up the park."
Glory have been cursed with injuries this season, but with Xavi Torres and Andreu Guerao returning, along with Castro and Keogh, Lowe said good times were ahead.
"Any team that has got leaders in, like Cas, Xavi, Andy, Lowry, Andreu, all of a sudden it's a different group because people draw from them.
"The standards are so high from these boys."
Lowe said defender Shane Lowry and the returning Torres were sore post-game.
"We're tough injuries wise, we've started slowly getting them back," he said.
"We'll see how Xavi and ther other boys are and hopefully we can kick on a little bit."