Cernak axed as Mariners begin squad rebuild

The Central Coast Mariners have confirmed that Isaka Cernak will not be offered a new contract for the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League season.

26-year-old Cernak arrived on the Central Coast in February 2013 after stints with five rivalling Hyundai A-League clubs and featured 18 times for the Mariners this season, including 12 starts.

The club also announced that Hayden Morton, Tom Slater and Dejan Pandurevic will not remain with the yellow and navy next season. 

Morton is a product of the Central Coast Mariners Foxtel National Youth League system and joined the mini Mariners in 2011. The 21-year-old featured twice in the club’s Championship winning season as well as three starting berths towards the back end of the 2014/15 campaign.

Mariners defender Hayden Morton fights for the ball with Glory midfielder Ruben Zadkovich.

Slater departs on mutual consent, recruited by Graham Arnold in the lead up to the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season and has featured once in Australia’s top flight. 

Pandurevic was released early and will return to Manly United for the club’s PS4 NPL New South Wales Men’s 1 competition.