One to watch #76: Danny Rose

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 28 January 2011

Name: Danny Rose

Date of Birth:  02/06/90

Position: Left Winger

Club:  Bristol City (on loan from Tottenham)

Previous clubs: Leeds United, Watford, Peterborough

International caps:  England U-21 - 14 (2)

Danny Rose was born in Yorkshire and began his career with the Leeds
United Youth Academy. In the summer on 2006 Rose was approached by
Chelsea which led to Leeds outspoken chairman Ken Bates to accuse
Chelsea of ‘tapping up’ players. That summer two of Rose’s academy
team-mates joined Chelsea but Rose decided to remain at Leeds.

At the start of the 2006/2007 season Rose looked to have broken
through into the Leeds first team, being named as a substitute in an
early League Cup games against Barnet. However manager Ken Blackwell
was sacked after the game and did not feature again under Dennis Wise
despite vocal fan support from the fans as the team under-performed
and were relegated from The Championship. Following Leeds’ relegation
the club entered administration and the club were forced to sell Rose
to Tottenham Hotspur for £1 million.

Rose quickly became a regular for Tottenham’s Academy and Reserve
teams in his first season at the club and was even named as a
substitute in a league game in January 2008, but just as he looked set
to make the step up to first team action he suffered a serious knee
injury in September 2008. Rose recovered from the injury in early 2009
and was sent on loan to Watford in March for the remainder of the
season.  Rose had a successful spell at Watford, making his debut in a
2-1 win over Doncaster Rovers. Watford manager Brendan Rodgers
described Rose as a “highly talented, committed player who possesses
good energy and real intelligence when on the ball.”
Rose joined Peterborough United on a loan deal until January at the
beginning of the 2009/2010 season, where he went into the first team
the day he signed in a 2-1 defeat to Plymouth Argyle.  Rose’s stay was
cut short however in November 2009 following Darren Ferguson’s
departure from the club. Rose went on to make his first team debut for
Spurs in an FA Cup game against former club Leeds United. Rose was
booed by Leeds fans throughout the game before being substituted. Rose
made his Premier League debut against fierce rivals Arsenal in April
2010, where he scored a sensational long range volley after just ten
minutes. Rose instantly became one of the most promising young players
in the Premier League and the wonder goal was declared Goal of the
Season by both Tottenham’s end of season awards and Sky Sports.

Rose is currently on a season long loan at Bristol City where he is a
first team regular. In November 2010 Rose came on a second half
substitute for Bristol City against Leeds United, this was the first
time Rose had played at Elland Road since leaving the club and he was
once again met with a chorus of boo’s from the Leeds fans who have
still not forgiven him for his move to Tottenham

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