Mooy feeling ‘settled’ and ‘sharper’ with the Seagulls

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Aaron Mooy feels he is finally settling in at Brighton and believes that was reflected in his performance against Tottenham last weekend.

Aaron Mooy feels he is finally settling in at Brighton and believes that was reflected in his performance against Tottenham last weekend.

The 29-year-old midfielder joined the Seagulls on a season-long loan from Huddersfield after their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.

Mooy was an integral part of the Terriers team having first arrived in West Yorkshire on an initial loan spell from Manchester City in summer 2016.

He scored four goals in 45 matches as the Championship side secured promotion via the Championship play-offs, before helping Town stay up in the Premier League with four goals in the 2017-18 season.

The Australian scored three times last term, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Yorkshire outfit drop back to the second tier as the Seagulls’ incoming head coach Graham Potter handed him an immediate return to the Premier League.

Mooy took time to bed in at the Amex Stadium, but he has started the last three games, including Saturday’s impressive 3-0 win against Spurs.

And, when asked about his progress with Brighton, the former Melbourne Victory man said: “It’s a new style for a lot of people here and it’s one I like. It’s the most enjoyable way to play football when you have the ball, and that’s what we want as players – when it goes like it did at the weekend, it makes it even more enjoyable.

“I feel settled down here now, it took a few weeks to get into a place, but my family is here with me and are enjoying it too, so that makes me happy.”

Mooy is currently away with the Australia national team, but he is already looking forward to his return to action with Albion.

A trip to Aston Villa is up next on October 19 and the midfielder claims the resounding win and good performance against Tottenham has given the players more belief and something to build on.

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