Mariners contemplating Kwasnik

Adam Kwasnik, Central Coast's most successful Hyundai A-League goal poacher, could be on his way back to the Mariners in time for the club's tilt at Asian Champions League glory.

Adam Kwasnik, Central Coast's most successful Hyundai A-League goal poacher, could be on his way back to the Mariners in time for the club's tilt at Asian Champions League glory.

The attacking midfielder spent three successful seasons at the Mariners before joining Wellington just before the start of the Pre-Season Cup this season.

Kwasnik went to New Zealand hoping to be a part of the first Kiwi team to make the Hyundai A-League finals.

While Wellington had a much-improved season and only just missed the finals, Kwasnik was not at his best and spent much of his time coming off the bench.

The Mariners, who were disappointed Kwasnik left, are keen on him returning to the coast.

Central Coast coach Lawrie McKinna is a big fan of Kwasnik's attacking style and believes he would be a hit against Asia's best.

"We're interested in having a chat with him and hopefully we can work something out shortly," McKinna said.

"We've asked New Zealand if we can speak to him and that's where things are placed at the moment. We notified them on Tuesday."

"We wanted to keep Adam but he decided to try his luck in New Zealand. At this stage we're keen to get him for the Champions League and the next A-League season."

"He fits into how we play and is the most successful scorer in the club's history."

Kwasnik's possible return would be a huge boost for the Mariners following the departure of Mile Jedinak to Turkey last year.

"One of the best parts of his game is how versatile he is," McKinna said.

Kwasnik battled to cement a starting position during the first season of the Hyundai A-League but in seasons two and three was one of the club's key performers.

He played a major role in the club's ACL qualification with several vital goals last campaign.