STAGS SIGN MITCH ROSE
Mitchell Rose signs for Mansfield Town
mansfieldtown.net, 15th May 2015
Versatile young player becomes Adam Murray’s second new signing of close season.
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Mansfield Town have today signed up-and-coming utility player Mitchell Rose on a deal that will see him feature as part of manager Adam Murray’s squad for the 2015/16 season.
Rose, who was born in Doncaster, began his playing career in the youth setup at Rotherham United and then signed a professional contact with the Millers, where he made a total of five league appearances for the first team.
During his three-season spell in the professional ranks at Rotherham, the 20-year-old completed loan moves with Stamford and Crawley Town in an attempt to get further experience in the rigours of different leagues.
Speaking upon signing for the Stags after a successful trial towards the end of last season, Rose was pleased to become part of the club's plans moving forward: “I’m happy to be here for the future to help the team push on to reach good things for next season.
“The gaffer and I had some positive conversations from my first few training sessions and they wanted to immediately get me into a reserves' match to see what I was like.
“I had to be patient, bide my time and perform well when the opportunities were granted to me and I’ve thankfully been rewarded with a contract.
“I knew I had to be ruthless. As a young player you have to take your chances so I had to make sure I was the best player in training and in the games.
“The manager sold everything to me in terms of what he wants for young players at the club.
“It is a great stadium [at Mansfield] and with the plans the manager has moving forward, pushing for promotion, and with the talented players here I have come to know, I’m looking forward to being a part of the club,” he said.
After developing a reputation as a versatile contributor, Rose is happy to play in whatever position Adam Murray feels will benefit the team: “I’ve been able to play in a number of positions including midfield, right-back and centre-back on occasions but I’m here to help the team move forward.
“I’m always looking to improve my game in all areas because I think that is key for my development and contributing to the team."
The younger brother of Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose, Mitchell arrives at One Call Stadium from his most recent club Ilkeston and is looking forward to fulfilling his potential under Adam Murray.
Speaking about the influence that his brother, Rose said: “I look to my brother for a lot of advice and watching him play and having the opportunity to watch Tottenham train always gives me the edge to want to work harder and be better, as that is ultimately everyone’s dream.”
Rose is looking forward to playing under Murray, who has shown that he is willing to give opportunities to talented youth players in the first team: “The manager is very passionate about giving youth a chance and he has proven this by giving the likes of Jack Thomas, Joe Fitzpatrick and Corbin Shires a run in the team.
“It shows that he (Adam Murray) is a man that is willing to back up what he says and I like that he is very positive, believes in you and will always encourage you and this is the manager I want to play under.
“My target now is to come into pre-season and earn the right [to play] with the opportunities that are given to me,” he added.
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Thursday 21 May 2015
Later that day Murray also signed utility player Mitchell Rose.
One or two fans seemed unimpressed as Rose’s most recent games had been at Ilkeston, unaware he was already in Murray’s plans before the end of last season and the Stags boss had actually farmed him over to Ilkeston himself.
“People will say since he left Rotherham he hasn’t had a club,” said Murray. “He hasn’t had a club because I kept him here.
“He had my word we would do something. It wasn’t the right time to throw him in and sign him and the time to register him had passed anyway.
“I spoke to Ilkeston personally and asked them if they would take him for me and look after him and keep him under their wing. With the way they play it was a good bedding for him for a few months.
“Mitch is someone who can play in a number of positions. He is fit, strong and kind of a tough character. But he is very focused and he is hungry to do well. He will add something to the squad that we didn’t have in depth last year.”
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