After the 23-year-old joined MK Dons on loan until January – mkdons.com lists a number of things you may not know about Rhys Healey.
An early start
Healey spent the formative years of his career with Welsh outfit Connah’s Quay Nomads, whom he joined at Under-16 level back in 2009. Having impressed in the Academy set-up, Healey would make his debut for the Club during the 2011-12 season aged just 17. He made 10 appearances for the Nomads that season as they won promotion into the Welsh Premier League scoring three goals in the process.
Catching the eye of Premier League sides
After Healey recorded promotion with Connah’s Quay Nomads, the striker went on to score 12 league goals in 20 games in the Welsh Premier League. His form saw him attract the attention of Premier League sides as he spent time on trial with both Stoke City and Manchester City.
Premier League Debut
After impressing during his time in Wales, Healey moved to Premier League side Cardiff City in January 2013. He made his Premier League debut on the final day of the season in Cardiff’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea replacing Craig Bellamy. Currently still on the books of the Bluebirds, Healey has made a further 10 appearances for the Club, while he also scored his first Cardiff goal against Burton Albion in Burton.
Goals Goals Goals
Healey certainly has an eye for goal having found the net 19 times in 42 starts. He’s had spells with six different Club’s, and no matter where he’s played – the striker has a goal to his name. The Manchester-born frontman finished last campaign in hot goalscoring form having scored six goals in eight games for Torquay United between March and April.
He continued his form in front of goal into the new campaign having scored 10 goals in pre-season for Cardiff before opening his account for Cardiff Under-23s earlier this week.