Bolt started the victory over Macarthur South West United and netted two second-half goals to press his case for a permanent contract at Gosford.

The 32-year-old Jamaican has been on trial with Mike Mulvey's side but, with the A-League season starting next weekend, is now eager to further negotiations.

"Now we've got a discussion coming up because the season starts next week," Bolt told Fox Sports.

"We have to sit down with the coach and the management and see if we go forward, what's the plan and if they want to sign me or if I need to do more.

"I'm waiting on that."

Bolt has brought worldwide attention to the Mariners, who claimed the wooden spoon last season and sacked coach Paul Okon.

The club will be fully aware of his commercial value, particularly given the interest in them during pre-season, but detractors will say signing him is a gimmick.

The Manchester United fan's double, albeit against lower level opposition, does enhance his legitimacy, but the Mariners would need to utilise their remaining visa spot to sign Bolt, who is desperate to become a professional footballer.

He added: "I'm keen. That's why I'm here to try my best and get into the team."

Bolt was forthright in assessing his own performance in Friday's match.

"I think I made some slight mistakes but it's my first proper game with the first team," Bolt said.

"I'm just happy I got the chance and I'm proud of myself.

"It was a big deal. I think scoring a goal in your first proper match is a big deal.

"My first start and scoring two goals is a good feeling.

"I work hard and try to improve myself. I try to get better and I'm on the way to doing that."

He also outlined where he needed to improve.

"I've learned a lot and been improving quickly," he said.

"I think I've improved in every area. I think my touch is a little bit better.

"My vision needs to improve more. Running off the ball is where I've improved most.

"I can see and move into space but there's a lot ot learn."