Covic - Mooy our midfield general

Wanderers FC keeper Ante Covic has hailed young midfielder Aaron Mooy as a player of great potential for the red-and-black.

Wanderers FC goalkeeper Ante Covic has plenty of footballing experience behind him and has played with some of Australia-s greatest exports, including Harry Kewell, so when he says he has been impressed by a youngster it might be time to take notice.

The youngster who has caught his eye at Wanderers training is none other than former Bolton and St. Mirren player Aaron Mooy, who Covic sees as a potential midfield general.

“I-d never seen Aaron Mooy play before, but I had heard about his talents and ability and think he shows great composure for a young kid,” Covic said.

“He will be really important for us in the midfield and for someone I hadn-t seen before he is really ticking all the boxes.”

While Mooy is busy ticking all the boxes from Covic-s point of view the squad are being drilled hard by inaugural coach Tony Popovic, and while Covic concedes things have been hard he wouldn-t have things any other way.

“Poppa has given us a plan and he is sticking to that and on the field he pinpoints the things he wants done, he wants perfection and if we can get to that point where we continue to demand more from ourselves then that-s a good thing for the playing group,” he said.

"I-m feeling sharper everyday and I-m really looking forward to when I-m up to 100 per cent strength and I am ready to go in two months time.”

While the training is going well, the true measure will be how well the side goes when they take the park in the Hyundai A-League and how they handle the enormous pressure of representing football-s heartland, but Covic says it-s a task they are relishing.

“There-s always pressure, we-re covering a big region here, we want to get a lot of kids involved in football and the eyes are going to be on us this season, a lot of people are probably looking at us to fail in a way but we have come with the mentality that we will give this league a run for its money.”

If the Wanderers can do that in season one and entertain at the same time, then fans of the club will surely jump on board for what should be a long and entertaining ride.