One To Watch #17: Aaron Mooy

Last updated : 21 October 2009 By Dan Buxton

Name: Aaron Mooy

Date of Birth: 15th September 1990

Position: Attacking Midfielder

Club: Bolton

Previous Clubs: None

International apps(goals)
                                          Australia U20 7(2)
Attacking midfielder who has plenty of skill, vision and bags of ability when it comes to passing and shooting.

One of the most exciting players to come out of the Bolton academy for a good few years, Mooy's youth team coach Peter Farrell was quoted last season as saying "Aaron has all the ability to be a Premier League player. He isn't ready yet but he has got the attitude and hopefully he will develop the whole round package and go all the way."

Was voted the most exciting player at a warm up tournament for the FIFA U20 World Cup in June 2009 where he played every game as the Young Socceroo's filled themselves wit confidence before the tournament.

The actual U20 World Cup saw the midfielder play the opening two games as Australia crashed out with three defeats from their three games, and in spite of this Mooy still received rave reviews from pundits and press throughout.

Mooy was called up to the full Australian national side in August 2009 for the friendly against Ireland at Croke Park. Although he didn't play in the game he is exoected to be back in the squad and making his debut soon. He dropped back down to U20 level for the game against Brazil last week and scored a 35-yard free kick against the Samba Boys.

He is yet to make his first team debut for Bolton but has been on the bench and will be hoping to make that dtep up this season.