Adelaide United’s Mullen misses Young Socceroos camp with injury

Adelaide United defender Daniel Mullen will miss the Qantas Young Socceroos training camp in Venezuela this month.

Adelaide United defender Daniel Mullen will miss the Qantas Young Socceroos training camp in Venezuela this month.

The 19-year old injured his hamstring when on duty with the national U20 team in May and the Reds have decided to hold him back from the upcoming tour.

“The Aussie camps pretty much reflect the way we are playing and you do bond better with your teammates when you are away," Mullen said.

"It would have been good to go to the camp but I am staying here in Adelaide because of the injury.

"It is fair enough. Adelaide United has always stood by me.

"The club has always said it will never hold me back from camps.

"It is just an issue with my injuries and they don't think I am fully fit yet. If I was to go I would be training twice a day and playing games.”