Rangers must be disappointed they missed out on Aaron Mooy this summer

Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town celebrates scoring his teams first goal

Rangers boss Mark Warburton must be annoyed he failed to bring the Australian international to Ibrox in the summer.

Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town celebrates scoring his teams first goalAaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town celebrates scoring his teams first goal

Huddersfield Town have been surpassing expectations in the Championship this season. The Terriers are at the top end of the table, surprising many under the guidance of their brilliant manager David Wagner.

One key player to that success has been Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri in action with Huddersfield's Aaron MooySheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri in action with Huddersfield's Aaron Mooy

He has been pivotal in the centre of the Huddersfield midfield and the club’s fans have really taken to him since he arrived on loan from Manchester City.

He joined City from their sister club in Melbourne, Australia this summer – but Rangers boss Mark Warburton is likely to be looking on with envy.

Aaron Mooy (L) scores the first goal for St MirrenAaron Mooy (L) scores the first goal for St Mirren

He wanted to bring Mooy to Ibrox this summer.

It was reported by The Herald Sun that Rangers were keen on bringing the player to Glasgow, initially on trial, but that request was denied by his then club Melbourne City.

Mooy, who scored against Rangers whilst a St Mirren player in 2011, has been excellent at Huddersfield – controlling the game from midfield and being one of the star players in the Championship.

Jordan's Monther Abu Amara (C) is tackled by Australia's Mathew Leckie (L) and Aaron Mooy during their World Cup 2018 Qualifier at the Sydney Football Stadium.Jordan's Monther Abu Amara (C) is tackled by Australia's Mathew Leckie (L) and Aaron Mooy during their World Cup 2018 Qualifier at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Rangers would undoubtedly like to have him at Ibrox, and not Joey Barton.

Mooy is certainly one that got away for the Rangers boss Warburton but, he is only on loan at Huddersfield. Better luck next summer.

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