McKain tweets disappointment at leaving Adelaide

Former Socceroo  Jon McKain is a free agent after learning he will not be part of Adelaide United’s plans going forward.

The Reds’ Vice Captain and first-choice centre-back in the 2013/14 campaign took to social media to express his disappointment at not re-signing with the club.

Adelaide suffered a horror start to the season under new coach Josep Gombau but rallied mid-season to make the playoffs and look a genuine contender for next term.

McKain tweeted on Thursday night: “Disappointed to be leaving Adelaide United. Hoped and wanted to stay but not to be. A new adventure awaits somewhere.”

He added: “Last yr was gr8 and one of the best changerooms I've been a part of. Will miss all the boys and wish them all the best for the future.”

Something of a trailblazer, the 31-year-old former Wellington Phoenix player spent several years in Romania and was just the second Aussie to ply his trade in Saudi Arabia, after Adam Griffiths, when he signed with Al-Nassr in 2010.

He joined the Reds in 2011 and was named captain but relinquished the armband, under former coach John Kosmina, to fellow Socceroo and goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic.