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No Adelaide deal for Kevin Nelson

Adelaide United have decided against offering Trinidad & Tobago international striker Kevin Nelson a contract.

The pacy forward had his trials with Adelaide extended twice, but with only available spot on his roster, coach John Kosmina simply didn't have room to add the player to his squad.

"It's disappointing, but I can understand Mr Kosmina's decision," Nelson told tribalfootball.com last night.

"If there were 22 players allowed on a roster I know I would have been signed. But he has another player in mind for the one spot available.

"I'm going to miss Adelaide. They're a great bunch of guys and everyone here has treated me very well. Who knows? Maybe I'll be back next season!

"Mr Kosmina has allowed me to train with the guys until Friday and then I'm off back home."

Indeed, Nelson has landed on his feet with a deal to play for Trinidad & Tobago's CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, which lie second in the table. Jabloteh are coached by former Tottenham and England captain Terry Fenwick, while former Luton Town and England wing star Ricky Hill is also involved in club development.