Aaron Mooy overlooked for Premiership award but good Postecoglou Celtic news surely around the corner

By Hamish Carton

February 8, 2023

Celtic star Aaron Mooy has been overlooked for the Premiership Player of the Month award for January.

The Hoops midfielder was in terrific form during the month, netting and assisting in the win at Tannadice, and setting up another against St. Mirren too.

He also played a vital role in the team earning a draw at Ibrox at the start of the month.

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Yet the talented Aussie, who opened his February account at the weekend, has been ignored in favour of Kevin Nisbet.

The Scottish forward, who was linked with Celtic last month, has won the award after netting six times in January. (Hibernian FC)

Perhaps it was just a case of Mooy coming up against a player in ever greater form, hard as that may be to believe.

The Aussie is sure to be a real contender for this month’s award, and may already be the favourite after Sunday’s display against St. Johnstone.

Meanwhile, his compatriot Ange Postecoglou is currently enduring a remarkably long three month drought without being named Manager of the Month.

Ange last won the award for September/October (SPFL) – the sixth time in a row he’d landed it.

David Martindale and Michael Beale had won the last two awards, despite Celtic’s form being sensational throughout.

Today, Hearts manager Robbie Neilson has been named Manager of the Month for January.

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January saw Postecoglou and Celtic win three league matches and draw at Ibrox, with an aggregate of ten goals scored and two conceded.

It is therefore a surprise that he has also been overlooked. Perhaps giving him the award every month wasn’t a great look for the league’s strength in depth.

Nevertheless, more good news for Ange Postecoglou is surely just around the corner.

Hopefully we’re celebrating a Celtic double award and a League Cup triumph in a month’s time.

In other news, Aberdeen have announced the appointment of Alan Burrows ahead of their trip to Celtic Park next weekend