Masterful Mooy is keeping his feet on the ground

Australia star Aaron Mooy isn't getting carried away by being named in the English Football League's team of the week after his whirlwind start for new club Huddersfield Town.

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Aaron Mooy has made an impressive start to his stint with Huddersfield Source: Getty Images

Instead, the 25 year-old midfielder has his attention firmly focused on back-to-back away fixtures against the relegated Premier League pair of Newcastle United and Aston Villa over the next five days as his life in the Championship hots up.

Mooy, who was man of the match during a 2-1 debut win over Brentford at the weekend and again impressed in the 2-1 midweek League Cup loss to Shrewsbury, insists he is still at the starting gates of his season-long loan spell from Manchester City.

And, far from congratulating himself on his impeccable entrance, Mooy is more concerned with preparing himself to glow again against two clubs whose stature is exemplified by the presence at the helm of Rafa Benitez at St James's Park and Roberto Di Matteo at Villa Park.

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While pleased to have been named as only one of four Championship players in the team of the week - and the Terriers' sole representative - Mooy said: "That's a nice thing to have against your name and so far I am pleased with how things are going.

"But we have a huge game coming up against Newcastle which will be a big test for myself and the team.

"Newcastle will fancy themselves to go up this year and the fact they lost on the opening day will only make them more determined to do well for their massive fan base.

"If I'm lucky enough to be picked I'll enjoy getting out there in front of a big crowd again and hopefully building on what has been a pretty good start for my club.

"We're playing some pretty good football and should do well this year."

Mooy, who grabbed an assist in the loss against League One Shrewsbury Town, is not making any grandiose statements over what he might accomplish this year, even though hordes of Terriers fans have are already labelling him a "class above" and "too good for the Championship" on social media.

He just wants to keep improving and adding more layers of lustre to his already blossoming game.

"That's what it's all about for me, becoming a better player, getting on the ball and hopefully influencing games," added the former Melbourne City mainstay.

"There's a long way to go yet but I'm feeling really at home here now ... the boys have made me feel I belong and I just want to do well here."


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Published 12 August 2016 at 5:08am
By Dave Lewis
Source: SBS