SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Tomas Rogic of Australia out runs James Milner of England during the International Friendly match between England and Australia at Stadium of Light on May 27, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

England’s 2-1 victory over the Socceroos early Saturday morning may have ended the bragging rights we have enjoyed since the famous 3-1 win all the way back in 2003 but there was a major positive to be taken out of the friendly clash.

Australia’s midfield, led by youngster Tom Rogic, looked right at home against their very credible English counterpart.

Rogic (23) was joined by Melbourne City star Aaron Mooy (25) and Massimo Luongo (23) to record a moral victory over the likes of Jordan Henderson, Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana.

Although the Socceroos lack of class and killer instinct in front of goal ultimately cost them, the side’s young midfield can all be very happy with their shifts.

Mooy was once again brilliant for the national side despite not playing for City in over a month. The chances of him remaining in the A-League are shrinking by the day, with potential Premier League suitors watching on.

Tom Rogic, who has been linked with Arsenal, has long been regarded as the future of the Socceroos, and his efforts in an advanced role would have done his chances of a move to London no harm.

Luongo, who plies his trade for QPR in England’s second-tier division, continued his brilliant efforts for the Socceroos, building on his break out Asian Cup tournament in 2015.

Although captain Mile Jedinak (31) is the ‘wrong side’ of thirty, he shows no signs of slowing down, and should be a pivotal part in Ange Postecoglou’s plans going forward.

Throw in the attack minded Robbie Kruse (27) and Australia has a nucleus to continue to build on their recent success.

Upcoming fixtures against Greece should allow Postecoglou a chance to experiment with his squad, but it would be a shame to see the midfield combination broken up.

Rogic is arguably the most exciting Socceroos prospect since a young Harry Kewell burst onto the scene.

His goals for Celtic in Scotland are a one-man highlight reel, including yet another goal of the year honour to add to his A-League equivalent award.

After a slowish start in Scotland, including a loan back to the A-League with the Melbourne Victory, Rogic has now well and truly found his feet and has racked up 41 appearances for the Scottish giants.

His run on appearance for the Socceroos earned him his 15th international cap, and judging by the way he outplayed his far more experienced opponents, the smart money would be on him adding many, many more caps in the future.

With all due respect to Celtic, a move to one of England’s traditional ‘big four’ would allow Rogic to take his game to the next level, should he be assured regular football.

Rogic’s next move is an extremely important one for both the player himself as well as the Socceroos going forward, as Ange, and the Australian public, need Rogic playing regularly at the top level.

He has all the tools and skills to become something quite special.

If Rogic isn’t the future star of the Roos, Aaron Mooy certainly is. Coming off a career best season, Mooy is headed for a big move during the off-season.

There are rumours he is headed to Manchester City, who share owners for Mooy’s current side Melbourne City.

A move to the blue side of Manchester would be a logical one, but much like in the potential Arsenal move for Rogic, regular football is the key.

There will be no shortage of options for Mooy, who was at times on a different level to the large majority of the A-League, and once again, Socceroo fans will be watching on closely.

Massimo Luongo is already playing at a high level, despite not plying his trade in the Premier League.

Luongo who has 30 appearances for QPR, will be looking to establish himself as a regular fixture in Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side.

He, like Rogic and Mooy, is a handful going forward, and is capable of scoring a goal from almost anywhere. Few will forget the goals he scored in the Asian Cup, with his goal in the final against South Korea helping Australia to their first major trophy.

Although I admit to be looking at the situation through green and gold coloured glasses, with Rogic, Mooy and Luongo in tow, the future of the Socceroos midfield is as bright as gold.