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Lowe's A-League ban won't impact Perth

AAP logoAAP 25/10/2016 Emma Kemp

Perth hat-trick hero Andy Keogh insists coach Kenny Lowe's two-game ban will have no impact on the A-League team's performances against Brisbane and Western Sydney.

Lowe will be banished to the stands at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday and nib Stadium the weekend after for his referee bust-up in Friday night's 3-2 win over Melbourne City.

The famously zealous 54-year-old was sent to the bleachers for the second half over his heated altercation with referee Alan Milliner following the half-time whistle, when City had just equalised through a penalty much to the vexation of Glory players.

While Lowe claimed to be the peacemaker in the incident, saying he only went on to the pitch to remove his players from the field, the match review panel did not see it that way.

Vice-captain Keogh was unfazed after his coach accepted the sanction on Wednesday, saying the players were in complete control of their own destiny.

"He does all the stuff on training pitch and prepares us that way," Keogh said.

"Once we cross the line we're supposed to do what we're told.

"And he's got his assistant manager there and experienced players around him. We all chip in."

Lowe had until lunchtime on Wednesday to appeal but opted against it.

"I admit my actions at half-time last Friday night were unacceptable and I apologise for the way I behaved," FFA quoted him as saying.

"I know that I should be better. I feel like I have let everyone down at the club, especially my players, staff and our supporters."

Though Lowe was remorseful to the governing body, Keogh said there was no reason for him to apologise to the playing group.

"He gives everything on the training pitch and on game day," he said.

"Passion runs high, especially with him - he's a joy to watch.

"It was a passionate game, he wanted to win and we move on."

Keogh described his outstanding hat-trick against City's star-studded team as "nice" but was more keen on focusing on what the second-placed side can improve on.

"We just need to be more consistent and make sure away form is on point," he said.

"Because we know at home we can be devastating."

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