Mooney wants Championship deal

Striker hoping to find a club where he can settle down

Mooney: Hoping to play in the Championship next season after loan spell at Colchester

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Colchester United's on-loan striker David Mooney is hoping his performances this season will earn him a return to the Championship in the summer.

The Reading front man, who has impressed for Colchester during a season-long loan spell, is out of contract at the Madejski Stadium at the end of the season.

Several clubs are said to be monitoring the 26-year-old following his 13 goals this season and he is determined to reach his full potential once he is settled at a new club this summer.

"I'm happy with the current total, but I've probably been a little bit unlucky not to add to that tally more," Mooney told skysports.com.

"I feel that my overall performances have been a lot better than my goalscoring, but hopefully a few clubs have been watching and come the summer will present themselves to me with offers on the table.

Focused

"All you want from a footballer is to be wanted, but I really want to find a new club and kick on with my career because I've not really settled at one place yet since coming over from Ireland, with loan spells most seasons.

"You can't really settle down when you are moving about every year, so if I can find a club where I can do that then I can hopefully produce what I know I can on the pitch.

"The higher you go up the better players expect of themselves and I'd love to stay in the Championship next year, but all I can concentrate on is finishing the season on a high with Colchester.

"Whatever happens come the summer will come on the back of it, but hopefully I can find a club where I can achieve some of the goals that I set out to achieve when I came over to England.

"I've not really spoken to my agent about interest or offers at this stage because I'm keen to remain focused on Colchester for now.

"The more I can impress with my performances and scoring goals then the more opportunities I will have in the summer, so I've not really thought about where I want to go in the summer."

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