Sep 14 2013 by Nick Hilton, Sat WIR
GOALKEEPER Jason Mooney is careful not to get ahead of himself after marking each of his first two League One appearances for Tranmere with a clean sheet.
The 21-year-old from Northern Ireland, in his second season as deputy to Rovers No 1 Owain Fon Williams, did not put a foot wrong in the 0-0 draw against Stevenage at Prenton Park last Saturday.
It was the same on his debut, a goalless draw with promoted Bournemouth at Prenton Park last April.
Mooney can expect to revert to the bench when Fon Williams returns from international duty with Wales to pull on the gloves against Brentford on Saturday. But he is happy about making a positive impression in two senior games so far.
Mooney said: “It’s hard to live up to two clean sheets, and it will get harder as it keeps going without conceding. I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing in training and in the reserves.
“I love working with Fonners and learning from him.
“I talk about the technical side of the game with goalkeeper coach) Dave Timmins too.
"I’ve only played two games, they went well, but it isn’t a career yet. I’m still learning, so I talk to Dave a lot and during games he’ll point out what Fonners or the other keeper has done well.
Fon Williams was once again an unused substitute in Wales' 3-0 home defeat against Serbia on Tuesday night.
Wales' final two qualifiers are at home to FYR Macedonia on Friday, October 11 and away to Belgium four days later in Brussels.