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22nd May 2016 23:07

Versatile midfielder commits to Stags
mansfieldtown.net, 13th May 2016

Stags' midfielder Mitchell Rose has signed a new contract with the club, we are pleased to announce.

Manager Adam Murray has rewarded the Doncaster-born man with a new deal following a productive season for the club in which he's made 37 appearances in all competitions.

Formerly of Rotherham United and Crawley Town, Rose signed for the Stags following a successful trial period last summer.

The 21-year-old showed his versatility in a Stags' shirt during the 2015/16 campaign after putting in energetic displays in midfield, as well as at right-back.

Upon signing, Rose reflected on the 2015-16 season, in which the Stags finished 12th in Sky Bet League 2.

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"I am pleased, personally, with last season. At the start of the season I didn't think I would make as many first team appearances as I did in a team with as much strength in depth as we had.

"I was a little disappointed for us not to be able to finish in the play-offs but there were many positives for us and things that we can take into next season."

The deal will run from 01 July 2016 and is subject to Football League approval.


Rose ready to help Stags bloom next season
mansfieldtown.net, 16th May 2016

Energetic midfielder Mitchell Rose says only ‘minor things’ will have to be tweaked for the Stags to challenge consistently towards the top of the league next season.

The versatile ex-Crawley Town man followed Jamie McGuire in signing a new deal at the club last week, after impressing in the 2015-16 campaign in many positions.

And Rose is aiming to contribute to the Stags’ quest to become promotion challengers in Sky Bet League 2 next season.

“I think it’s just minor things that we [as a team] maybe can change. I think then, we’ll be ready to compete with the top in the league.

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“From an individual perspective, [the lesson I learned is] not to allow myself to get too comfortable in the season - recognising when I do well, how to maintain that at a consistent level throughout the season," Rose said.

“I think that’s through lack of experience maybe. Looking at the season after Christmas time, maybe I did get a little bit comfortable; not intentionally.

“I stepped away from a few things that got me success throughout the season and I’ve got to recognise that next season when I am hopefully playing in the team.”

But despite seeing his own faults, Rose says a chat with boss Adam Murray was the key to improving his season for Mansfield.

“We were able to say ‘this is where we need to be, this is what I need to change’ and then I was able to get back into the team and put in some [good] performances.”

The former Doncaster Rovers and Ilkeston FC man was deployed in many different positions over the course of the season and he is thankful to boss Murray for giving him a chance after impressing during a trial period prior to the 2015-16 season.

“My two better games in the season were at right-back and several of my worst games in the season have been at right-back. My favourite position is probably the right of the midfield three.

“I’m grateful that he (Murray) gave me the opportunity and I’ve been able to reward him throughout the season.”

Mitch Rose’s full interview is available to view on Stags Player HD.


Rose sets sights on goal for Stags
chad.co.uk, John Lomas, Wednesday 18 May 2016

Mitch Rose said he wants to start scoring goals for Mansfield Town next season after signing for a second season this week.

The 21-year-old utility player was used in several different positions over his first season at One Call Stadium, scoring twice, and, while happy to be seen as versatile, he said: “It’s a hard one as the two better games I had in the season were at right back and several of my worst games of the season have been at right back.

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“My favourite position is definitely the right of the midfield three. I recognise that in that position I’d be able to score goals.

“To the latter end of the season I was able to get myself into better positions to be able to score goals - and I want to add goals to my game next season.”

Rose added: “I was delighted to put pen to paper. I’m looking forward to the summer, ready to come back pre-season and hopefully play some more games next year.

“Overall I am pleased coming out of the season. Mostly, staying free of injury, to make 37 appearances, I never thought at the start of the year that I would go on to make as many appearances I did in a team with as much strength and depth as we had.

“It was disappointing collectively as a team not to finish in the play-offs or get promoted. But there is a lot for us to take from this year in positives and the things we could have maybe done better to help us go on next year and get automatic promotion.”

Rose knows exactly what he has to do to progress as a player next season, saying: “It’s just minor things. From an individual perspective I must not allow myself to get too comfortable in the season.

“That was through lack of experience, maybe. After Christmas maybe I did get a little bit comfortable - not intentionally. But I stepped away from a few things that had got me success throughout the season. I have got to recognise that next season.

“Hopefully I’ll be playing in the team and when I am doing well I mustn’t step away from the things that got me success.

“I sat down with the manager and he recognised it. He said this is where you need to be and this is what has to change.

“Then I was able to get back into the team and put in some performances.

“As a team collective we have strength in depth and unison, so there’s maybe only a few things we can look at to change. Then I think we’ll be ready to compete with the top sides in the league.”

After finding himself released after three years at first club Rotherham United, Rose spoke to Adam Murray who set up a two-month spell with neighbours Ilkeston for him to help him get fit at the end of last season.

“Coming out the set-up at Rotherham and having been injured for almost two seasons, I tried to find my feet, uncertain who my next club would be,” he said.

“Me and the manager agreed that it was best I went to Ilkeston, played some games just to get myself topped up with game time and fitness ready to come in pre-season. I am just grateful he gave me the opportunity and I’ve been able to reward him throughout the season.

“I have now got to kick on. Having had that time out has made me more hungry to want to play more games and step up to the next level.”

Rose is now resting up before pre-season kicks in and hoping his brother, Danny of Spurs, is confirmed in the final England squad which will see the whole family heading out to France for the European Championships.

“The last couple of days all I’ve done is sleep and eat as much as I possibly can,” he said.

“I’ve got my little boy’s second birthday coming up, so we’re just planning that.

“Once that’s out the way, I’ll wait for the England squad to be announced to see if I am heading over to France to watch the Euros with my family.

“Then it’s just getting my head down and training really hard to come back pre-season in the best condition I possibly can.”



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