Melbourne City sign Scottish winger Michael O'Halloran after Aaron Mooy recommendation

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The talented attacker will play in the Australian league for the next two seasons after a hint from an old friend

Glasgow Rangers winger Michael O'Halloran has signed a two-year-deal with A-League side Melbourne City after a recommendation from Socceroos star Aaron Mooy.

The 27-year-old Scottish wide man spent time with Mooy at English club Bolton Wanderers, and revealed the Australian international persuaded him to make the move Down Under.

"Aaron Mooy is one of my closest friends in football, he told me [Melbourne City] was brilliant - a great club, great place, great people and a great opportunity for me," O'Halloran said.

"I’m coming with high hopes to play my part in a team that I feel are really going places. I’m really looking forward to getting in, working hard and training.

"I’m here to improve the team, and to play my part to try and win the league, which is our first and foremost aim, and also to win the Asian Champions League."

O'Halloran was brought to Rangers two seasons ago but failed to make an impact and was sent out on loan to fellow Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone last campaign.

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He managed 26 league game for the famous Glasgow club, but couldn't string together any consistent form and fell out of favour for failing to turn up for a youth match

The Scottish under 21 international was told he was not part of Rangers' plans when new coach Steven Gerrard took the reigns.

O'Halloran will make his debut for Melbourne City when the FFA Cup gets to its final stages in late July before the A-League begins in October.

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