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Feb 26, 2013   |  4:26PM AET

Mooy Focussed On Beating Mariners

Mooy Focussed On Beating Mariners

Midfielder Aaron Mooy would swap his first goal for the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers for a win over Central Coast Mariners this Saturday night.

Midfielder Aaron Mooy would swap his first goal for the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers for a win over Central Coast Mariners this Saturday night.

The Blacktown local scored his first goal in club football for two years when his left foot strike took a deflection off Perth defender Michael Thwaite and beat Danny Vukovic in the 57th minute on Saturday.

It was the only goal of the match and sealed the tradesman-like 1-0 victory for the Wanderers but Mooy said he only cared about the team.

“I am not bothered about scoring goals,” Mooy said.

“I am more concerned about winning games.”

Mooy said the top-of-the-table clash against the Mariners was now the major focus of the club.

“It is a massive game coming up and everyone is pumped up for it,” Mooy said.

“So we have got to train hard for this week and prepare ourselves as best we can.

“I don-t think anybody is getting carried away as it can change quickly so we have to stay focussed.”

Coach Tony Popovic said the club was pleased it had been guaranteed a finals berth but was relishing the challenge of playing the Mariners away.

“The players have earned the right to play in a big game and it will be a big crowd with all of our supporters going up there and the players should look forward to that,” Popovic said.

“We are playing a very good side with an excellent manager and they have been at the top for a while now.”

As the Wanderers strive for a Hyundai A-League record-equalling eight successive wins, Popovic said the players were hungry.

“Everyone is please we have made the finals and it is a great milestone for this club but there is an opportunity to do more,” Popovic said.

“The players are grounded and you can see in the way they train and the way they conduct themselves and in their eyes that they want more.”

The Wanderers- next home game is against Wellington Phoenix at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday March 10 at 5pm.