In April, Ingham, 25, was playing in the Asian Champions League with Melbourne Victory before he was released to sign for the Mariners in pre-season.

But before the season has even begun, the Mariners today confirmed Ingham's contract had been ripped up to allow the Kiwi winger to move to rejoin Roar who gave him his A-League debut in 2014.

"I’m really excited to be back,” Ingham said today.

“It’s an unbelievable opportunity, especially to play under [Head Coach] Robbie Fowler. I think it’s going to be a great year for Brisbane Roar and I’m very excited.

“I can’t wait to learn off him [Head Coach Robbie Fowler]. I’ve learnt a lot at my previous clubs and I can’t wait to continue learning here in Brisbane."

He added: “There’s some very good players here which makes for healthy competition and makes the team environment strong.

“I’m excited to get out there, start training, getting amongst it and helping the boys.”

The Mariners said they had terminated his contract by mutual; agreement.

A club statement added: "With strong ties to Queensland, Jai Ingham came through the youth ranks of Brisbane Roar and with an opportunity presenting itself to make his return, Central Coast Mariners have granted him a release from the two-year-contract he signed during pre-season."