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Rose hoping for first-team exposure

9 July 2012

Development player Mitchell Rose is hoping that exposure to the first-team will help his development this season.

Development player Mitchell Rose is hoping that exposure to the first-team will help his development this season.

Mitch, younger sibling of Tottenham Hotspur and Team GB player Danny Rose, extended his stay at the club along with fellow youth team graduate Alec Denton, and believes this could be a big year, as he looks to make his breakthrough.

However, Rose himself credits an involvement with the first-team towards the end of the last campaign for helping him earn a new deal. 

“I’m a motivated person,” said Mitch. “I don’t believe my reserve team performances had enough consistency at the start of the season. I found it hard to find the balance between the youth team and the reserves. My performances in the youth team were good, but when I made that step up to the reserves I couldn’t settle, but as the season went on I felt more comfortable, and as I trained with the first-team, I felt better in the reserves. Hopefully this season, training with the first-team every day, it will benefit me, as the way the manager likes to play is the style I like as well.”

Despite playing a number of reserve team games wide in midfield, Rose excelled as a tough tackling central midfielder as the season wore on, but the youngster is aware of how he needs to improve if he’s to make his first-team bow for the Millers.

“I like to give what I can for the team, I like to get box to box, and I love making tackles. I believe my downfall is that I don’t get enough goals from midfield, so I’m working hard on my game to progress and hopefully become a goalscoring midfielder, and hopefully I can grab a few goals in the reserves if I get chance to play this year,” Rose concluded. 


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