Mooney eyes summer switch
Colchester's David Mooney hopes his performances this season will earn him a return to the Championship.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 09/02/11 3:17pm
Colchester United striker David Mooney is hoping his performances this season will earn him a return to the Championship in the summer.
The 26-year-old has been in impressive form for United since joining on a season-long loan from Reading, scoring 13 goals in all competitions.
However, with the Irish forward's contract at the Royals expiring this summer he told skysports.com he is eager to catch they eye of potential admirers this season.
Mooney said: "Hopefully in the summer I'll have a good few options available to me and I can pick the one which will help my development most and help me get to where I want to go.
"If I keep on playing the way that I am and add a few more goals to my tally then hopefully that will result in more options for me to choose from in the summer.
"I believe that I can play higher than League One, but it is important that I just focus on what I'm doing at Colchester and leave my future until the end of the season."
Mooney added: "A lot of the transfers this season have involved players that are out of contract, so come the summer all the offers will be coming direct to me instead of via Reading."
The former Cork City man has set his sights on a return to the Championship, but he admits that should Colchester wish to sign him on a permanent basis it would be a difficult decision.
"This move has given me the platform to show people what I am capable of and I'm very grateful to Colchester for that," said Mooney.
"If they were to offer me a deal at the end of the season then I would definitely have to consider it and hopefully they will be in the Championship then because that is where I want to be."