Given the busy schedule ahead this coming season. Strength & Depth in the squad will be crucial this season. The welcome addition of fresh legs in midfield was always going to be a priority for the Celtic management team.
Not only does Aaron Mooy bring a freshness to the Celtic midfield. He brings a wealth of experience playing at the top level. Having played in Australia, England, China and Scotland over the last 10 years.
The Australian internationalist capped more than 50 times for his country made the move from the Chinese top flight. Aaron has now been reunited with his former international manager and mentor, Ange Postecoglou.
More than 90 Minutes Celtic Fanzine’s, Martin Donaldson was at Celtic Park to chat to our new central midfielder yesterday.
“It was good to hear his experiences, previous interactions with the boss and his focus to be ready to fulfil his role in the team this season’.
Mooy recognises he will be regarded as an experienced head in the middle third of the pitch. He is looking forward to getting time on the training ground with his new teammates.
With our pre-season schedule taking the squad to Poland to play in the Artur Boruc farewell match. Mooy has been working with the Celtic fitness coach to get up to speed awaiting the squad and management’s return.
The chance to work again with the coach who believed in him and helped him make the step up to international level was not one he was going to turn down. And the opportunity to challenge for honours. He lifted silverware won with Western Sydney Wanderers and Huddersfield Town.
The versatile midfielder has covered a number of positions in the middle of the park. Both at international and club level. He is not pinning his role in any one area for Celtic. He is willing to take on the role assigned by the manager and help the team get the results required.
His team minded attitude is one that has served Mooy well during his career. Anywhere he has played he has been recognised by the fans and fellow professionals for his playing style and commitment. Making the team of the year in the Australian A League in consecutive seasons between 2014 & 2016.
The Australian international followed this up being named Huddersfield Town player of the year. That season he was included in the PFA team of the year during their successful promotion campaign in season 2016-17.
With the “We never stop” ethos driven by our manager, strength & depth will be crucial this season. As we look to retain our title, challenge for domestic Cup honours and make inroads in the champions league.
Mooy is eager to focus on getting up to full fitness and challenge for a position in a talented middle third for The Hoops.