Central Coast Mariners release youth skipper Nikas

Central Coast Mariners have released their National Youth League skipper Panny Nikas.

Central Coast Mariners have released their National Youth League skipper Panny Nikas.

New Mariners coach Graham Arnold decided to sever ties with the promising 21-year old despite the fact he broke into the senior team under Lawrie McKinna towards the end of last season.

Nikas is too old to remain in the youth system next term and Arnold could not guarantee him first team football next season so released him.

It is understood that Nikas is ok with the decision and is now pondering his next move in football.