Bolt and McCormack both joined the Mariners in pre-season – but with very different roles.

McCormack came in as the great goal hope for the Gosford side while Bolt was hoping to impress enough to earn a pro contract while giving the Mariners an international profile.

Unfortunately it didn't end well for any of them.

Despite weeks of intensive work with the Mariners' coaching staff, Bolt was unable to make the grade. He demanded a top dollar deal which the FFA refused to underwrite and the Mariners couldn't afford.

Meanwhile McCormack only featured in five games before picking up an injury and returning to the UK...and never came back. He signed for Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership earlier this month.

All the distractions and upheaval off the field didn't help the Mariners either who hit the halfway stage of the season with just two points until last week's win ended the drought, almost a year after their previous A-League win.

Now McCormack has told BBC Scotland what it was like to play with the fastest man in the world.

"It was mad," said the former Melbourne City striker, on loan from Aston Villa. "Obviously he's the fastest guy on the planet but if you look at his 100m sprints, it takes him a while to get into his stride.

"But when he got into his stride, he opened up a couple of times in training and it was like a blur. It was good to watch."

He added: "He was such a nice guy. He got on with the lads, the stories, the banter - things like that.

"He could have retired to the beach or wherever he wanted in the world. He's obviously made his money, he's very successful - just go and relax.

"But no, fair play, he wanted to try something different."

The kicker was though...he just wasn't very good. Bolt struggled for fitness after the first 15 seconds and had the first touch of an amateur at best.

McCormack added: "Obviously, he's not a footballer...still not a footballer.

"But he tried."