Brent Griffiths on Mariners exit: I haven't touched the edges of what I can do

Defender Brent Griffiths says he is disappointing to be leaving the Central Coast Mariners at the end of the current season after three years with the club.

Griffiths, who joined the Mariners in 2012 from Wellington Phoenix, is off contract at the end of the 2014-2015 campaign and has not been offered a new deal by the Central Coast.

The centre back has made just 17 appearances in the A-League and Asian Champions League for the club and has battled back from a serious hamstring injury suffered late last year.

“I’m disappointed because I couldn’t prove myself this season with injury and felt that when I play I can do my talking on the pitch, but didn’t get the opportunity,” Griffiths told FourFourTwo.

“My previous games playing Asian Champions League must count for nothing. I’m not sure as to where to next, but I haven’t written anything off. I’m pretty open to a new adventure wherever that may lead.”

A Blackburn Rovers and Perth Glory junior, Griffiths made his A-League debut for the Glory in 2009. He joined the Phoenix in 2011 before his move to the Mariners.

“I could have played a lot more under Mossy during his reign in charge and Tony (Walmsley) obviously made his decision before playing me,” Griffiths said.

“In six years of playing in the A-League I’ve not even touched the edges of what I feel I can do given the opportunity. I wouldn’t have been involved for so long if it wasn’t the case.

‘The Griffiths name has been on the Coast for five or so years now, which is a long time at any club these days. I’ve learnt a lot, made great friends and played alongside Australia’s best.”

The younger brother of Perth midfielder Rostyn, Griffiths had a short trial with MLS outfit Sporting Kansas City in early February. The 25-year old said he will keep training and staying fit to see what opportunity comes up next.