Oar likely to make Mariners move
Tommy Oar looks set to join Central Coast Mariners, after becoming a free agent.
The Australia international winger had been with APOEL in Cyprus since last June.
He will return for a third stint in the A-League, having had two separate spells with Brisbane Roar.
It was Oar's form in his first time with the Roar that earned him a move to Dutch side FC Utrecht at the age of 18.
Oar played more than 100 games for Utrecht, then moved to Ipswich Town for a season in the English Championship in 2015-16.
The player was able to secure his exit from APOEL with the help of Professional Footballers Australia.
A natural left-sided attacker who played 28 times for the Socceroos - including at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil - Oar will join a Mariners squad that's also set to feature Ross McCormack.
Coach Mike Mulvey is continuing his efforts to bring in on a loan deal the Scotland international striker, who previously had a successful loan stint with Melbourne City.
Meanwhile, Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is putting his Mariners stint on hold for a week as he will fulfil a previously planned commitment overseas.
Bolt has come through the first three weeks of his trial with the Gosford club, and made his debut against Central Coast Select in a friendly.
He came off the bench for an 18-minute cameo but looked well short of match fitness.
The 32-year-old will be on a break until 16th September and then return to resume his bid to earn a professional contract.
Central Coast are 66/1 to win the Grand Final.
The Mariners are 11/4 to win their first game of the season against Brisbane, who are 19/20 with the draw 11/4.
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