Back to Blacktown as Major and Mariners part ways

Less than four months after signing with the Central Coast Mariners, Travis Major will return to his former club Blacktown City.

Major was plucked from the State side in January by then Mariners boss Phil Moss and hailed for his goals scoring ability and physical presence.

At the time Moss said: “He has been consistently among the goals in the National Premier League with Blacktown and has been tracked by a number of A-League clubs over the past few years.

"I really believe in Travis. He’s a very strong person mentally, and definitely gives us a physical presence. He has a real eye for goal and can score with both feet."

But under new coach Tony Walmsley, the club and NPL NSW 2014 Player of the Year have decided to part ways.

The club said it had reached a mutual agreement with Major to allow him to rejoin his former club.

In a brief statement the club described Major as an “imposing force” this season.

The 25-year-old made nine A-League appearances as well as taking to the pitch in the club's 3-1 loss to Guangzhou R&F in the AFC Champions League qualifying playoff.

The club said it wished Major “all the best in his future endeavours”.

Walmsley is looking to rebuild the side which is sitting eighth on the A-League ladder with just one game to play.

But, with little room to move under the salary cap, he has hinted at capitalising on links with English club Everton by bringing in some of their youth stars.