23 Apr 2014

Phoenix cut Junior All White captain

11:49 am on 23 April 2014

The Wellington Phoenix have cut the New Zealand under-20 captain Luke Adams after one season.

The 19-year-old joined the Phoenix on a one-year contract and made three appearances, one as a substitute.

Head coach Ernie Merrick says the central defender couldn't break into the team with the captain Andrew Durante and veteran Ben Sigmund settled in the centre of defence.

Merrick says while Adams is professional and trains well he couldn't get the game time he needs with the club not having a reserve grade team.