One to watch #78: Nathan Rooney

Last updated : 11 February 2011 By Dan Buxton
Name:  Nathan Rooney

Date of Birth:  2/10/92

Position: Midfielder

Club:  Wolves

Previous clubs: none

International caps:  Republic of Ireland U-19

Rooney is a young midfielder who is rising through the ranks at
Wolverhampton Wanderers.   Born in Telford, Rooney won National
School’s U-14 trophy at Molineux, although he began his youth career
at Wolves when he was just eight years old.

The 19 year old came through Wolves’ academy and captained the Academy
side during the 2008/2009 season before suffering an injury which
ended his season prematurely.  Rooney recovered from the injury and
enjoyed a strong season in 2009/2010 where he continued to captain the
academy team and even the reserve team on occasion despite the senior
players available.

Rooney graduated from the Academy at the start of the 2010/2011 season
and was offered his first professional contract.