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The reliable custodian is set to continue between the sticks at nib Stadium for some time yet after penning a new deal with the team coached by Alistair Edwards

Danny Vukovic has committed himself to Perth Glory until the end of the 2016-17 A-League season and has claimed the club is 'moving in a very exciting direction'.

Vukovic has signed a three-year extension to his current contract, which was set to expire at the end of the 2013-14 season.

Speaking at the announcement of his contract extension, the 28-year-old goalkeeper praised the work done by Perth's head coach Alistair Edwards since the 45-year-old former Australia international took over from Iain Ferguson during last season.

Vukovic said he wants to be a part of what Edwards and his coaching staff are building at the Glory.

"I've signed for another three years after the end of the season, so it's effectively another four years here," Vukovic said.

"I feel that the club is moving in a very exciting direction and one that I want to be a part of.

"With Alistair [and assistant coaches] Gareth [Naven] and Scott [Miller] on board, it's a really exciting time to be a part of this great club.

"I think I've also come to a point in my career where I needed some security.

"I've just recently got married and we want to start a family, so that was a major factor as well."

Vukovic has not missed an A-League match for Perth since he joined Glory from Wellington Phoenix before the 2011-12 season; a run of 58 straight games.

Edwards expressed his pleasure at securing the former Central Coast and Wellington shot-stopper to a long-term contract, while he also claimed Vukovic is one of the best goalkeepers in Australia and well-liked throughout the Glory organisation.

"Danny is a crowd favourite," Edwards said.

"The players love him and he loves being a Glory player.

"It's a massive plus for Perth Glory that he has pledged his long-term future to the club.

"He's a quality goalkeeper and for me, he really should be very much in the frame as far as the Socceroos are concerned.

"He has really bought into what we're trying to achieve at the club and the direction we're moving in and we're delighted that he'll be with us for the next four years."

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