The two have trialled for the past week, but the club has elected to look elsewhere to complete its playing roster for the 2008/09 Hyundai A-League Season.

Newcastle Jets CEO, John Tsatsimas, today wished Mastrelli and Bracalello well as they pursue their respective careers.

He told the Jets official website: “Unfortunately things haven’t worked out here with Valerio and Simone, but we certainly offer them our best wishes in moving on.

“The club still has some irons in the fire with regards to player recruitment, and we are confident that the squad, which is finalised over the coming weeks, led by Head Coach, Gary Van Egmond, will produce another fine season.”