Former Perth Glory striker Michael Baird has revealed that the club is experiencing difficulty with the salary cap.
Baird was offloaded to Central Coast Mariners earlier this month, just one game before his contract would have been triggered for another season at the club, and he has spoken of the troubles the Western Australian outfit has.
"I had a clause in my contract to play one more game (to get another year) and they don't have much money left next year, so they just said to me you can either take the clause out of your contract and play or you can do what you want and not play," Baird told AAP.
He said his situation was similar to that of Jamie Coyne who despite being a regular Glory starter, was dropped for last weekend's 1-1 draw with Melbourne Heart.
"It's the same situation with Jamie Coyne," Baird added.
"You saw he didn't play on the weekend. He had to play one more game.
"And Josh Mitchell will be coming up (to the same situation) too, because he has to play two more games.
"So it was all finances and it was going to work out better for them to get rid of me.
"It worked out great for both sides, they needed to spare up money, which they did, and now I got to come over here to a top-two team."