AUSSIE ace Aaron Mooy has hailed St Mirren and its supporters after checking out of Paisley.
Mooy has returned to his homeland to sign for new A-League outfit West Sydney FC following a frustrating two-year spell with the Buddies.
The former Bolton kid was ruled out of action for much of last season as a result of a fractured spine but returned to Danny Lennon’s team before Christmas and went on to fire home a sensational goal in St Mirren’s 2-1 SPL win over Rangers.
Now, as he moves on to pastures new, 21-year-old Mooy has told how he enjoyed his time in Scotland . . . and won’t forget the Buddies in a hurry.
Posting on his Twitter account, he said: “I would like to thank all the St Mirren fans for all the support over the past two years.
“I will be checking the St Mirren score every week.”
Mooy will hook up with former Crystal Palace defender Tony Popovic when he returns to Oz after the ex-Socceroos international was named as West Sydney’s new boss.
However, he won’t be meeting the rest of his new team-mates for a few weeks yet, with Popovic still piecing his squad together ahead of the A-League season kicking off in October.
Mooy, however, is likely to come up against plenty of faces which are familiar to St Mirren fans when he travels to face Perth Glory on November 18.
The Western Australia outfit are bossed by 1987 Scottish Cup hero Ian Ferguson and their squad includes former St Mirren stars Billy Mehmet and Steven McGarry.