The Central Coast Mariners are back in training after the FFA hit the restart button on the Hyundai A-League, but with some notable changes to their line up.
Head Coach, Alen Stajcic, confirmed reports that 2020 recruits Eun-Sun Kim and Chris Harold will not be returning to the Mariners for the remainder of the season.
It’s understood that Kim returned to his home in South Korea following the shutdown of the league in March, while Harold will not be appearing due to personal reasons.
“They are our big losses moving into this period of the year, but we’ve got a number of people training with us at the moment,” Stajcic said.
The training squad is bolstered by some familiar faces to Mariners’ fans, with Travis Major and Michael Glassock both back in training with the Mariners’ group, having returned from Hong Kong, joined also by Michael Neill and Nick Olsen.
Neill is also an identity well known to Central Coast fans, having appeared 46 times for the club between 2014/15 and 2016/17.
Stajcic said the staff and players are all happy to be back out on the pitch with just over a month remaining until the season resumes.
“It’s been really good just to feel alive and be back out on the pitch and see everyone running around with a smile on their face.
“We all know what we’ve been through together as a collective, not only as a team but the whole community, but to be kicking a ball again and watch people enjoy themselves has been a real pleasure.
“It’s been great,” he said.
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