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Boogaard hoping to leave Central Coast on winning note

Central Coast Mariners defender Nigel Boogaard is hoping he can leave the club on a high note. The 23-year old decided to join Adelaide United last week but is determined to taste success with the Mariners before he moves on at the end of the season.

"Hopefully I can leave the club with a premiership and a grand final win," Boogaard said.

"I've been at the club for five years now and formed some good relationships with the players, coaching staff and backroom staff. I've got a lot of fond memories and will be hard (to leave) when the day comes.

"I'm probably in a comfort zone so it's a new challenge, you need that in life to excel in anything."

Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna says there is no bad blood between the club and Boogaard, preferring to praise the promising centre-half and wish him well for the future.

"He's been outstanding from day one," McKinna said.

"He came through two years of hell with injuries and this season he has bee

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