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Stags confident ahead of Stanley contest - Rose

17 August 2017

After what he describes as a 'good start' to the season, striker Danny Rose says the Stags are full of confidence ahead of Saturday's trip to Accrington Stanley.

The former Bury frontman has scored in each of the Stags' opening two Sky Bet League Two fixtures and will be looking to add to his tally against Stanley on Saturday (19 August, 3.00pm kick-off).

And although he acknowledges that John Coleman's side will provide the Stags with tough opposition, he is confident of securing a positive result.

"It's a good start, that's all it is. We'll go to Accrington now full of confidence but against a very good side. I think they've won one and lost one, they've had a good start as well so it will be a tough game.

"We went there last season and it was a very tough game. They came here as well and it was a very good game, a 4-4 game. They're a very good side, we'll respect them and we'll go in full of confidence after a good 2-0 home win.

"We've got a lot of tough games; we've got Accrington, Luton and Carlisle all in the next three weeks so it doesn't get much [harder] than that.

"We'll go into those games full of confidence and hoping to pick up maximum points really."

Rose scored 11 league goals last season after a particularly impressive second half of the campaign and he hopes to be able to score frequently throughout the current season.

"I hope it's going to be a good full season. Last season, for the first six months, I wasn't happy with my performances at all. The last six months was good; I was really enjoying my football [in the] last six months so I'll be hoping to continue for the full season.

"Let's just see how the season goes and try and get as many goals as I can for the team.

"I'm hoping to get up there – [I would like] more than 10 [goals], but take that as you like! More than 10 would be very nice for me personally."

The 23-year-old has partnered each of the Stags' other strikers – Jimmy Spencer, Lee Angol and Omari Sterling-James – in either pre-season or the Sky Bet League To campaign and he believes the entire quartet are capable of scoring goals for the Stags.

"We've got Lee, Jimmy and Omari who are all very good players. They've all come into the team and I'm sure they'll all get goals. If the gaffer fetches another striker, that's just more competition for us and it's a 'kick up the backside'.

"We're still getting used to each other. We've had pre-season to get used to everyone but that's the same in any position really. We'll just go out there on Saturday and whoever we're playing with, we'll just go out there and see what we can do."

Supporters will be able to view Danny Rose's full news conference on iFollow Stags later this evening.


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