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Stags are 'buzzing' says goalscorer Rose

28 January 2017

Striker Danny Rose says confidence is high in the Stags' squad following today's 2-0 victory over Leyton Orient.

The former Bury frontman scored the Stags’ second goal against the O’s after midfielder Ben Whiteman had opened the scoring with a brilliant left-footed half-volley.

And the 23-year-old says the current run of positive results is breeding confidence amongst the Stags' squad.

“Everyone has [found a spring in their steps]. The lads are playing brilliantly, from the goalkeeper to the front two – everyone is playing well and with confidence. And confidence is a massive thing in football, and today it showed.

“Wins speak volumes for itself. I cannot emphasise how much winning does for the lads. We are coming in everyday bouncing, training is very good, it is a very high standard and when we take it out on the pitch, luckily we are gaining three points.”  

Rose believes that Stags should have converted more of their first half possession into clear-cut chances, but the second half showing was deserving of three points. 

“We had a lot of pressure [in the] first-half, but we did not create that many chances, so we were disappointed.

“We have shown that we have had a lot of chances today, and unluckily in the first-half we have not got the goal that we deserved. In the second-half, we got the goals that we deserved and we come away with three points.

“You have got to stay positive. We will create chances, we have had a few chances in the second-half; and I think we should have won a bit more comprehensively than 2-0. 

“But we’ll take 2-0 – it is three points at the end of the day, no matter how many goals we score.”

The Barnsley-born striker has started both of the last two Sky Bet League Two matches and he says competition is rife amongst the Stags’ frontmen, with Yoann Arquin, Matt Green and Pat Hoban all having to settle for a place on the bench this afternoon. 

“There are five other strikers that have been brilliant this season. [Matt] Green is in double figures, Pat [Hoban] is scoring week-in week-out but unluckily not starting. 

“But the chance will come for everybody, it is a long season. We are all going to get minutes. Yoann [Arquin] as well has come in and started brightly. 

“I think we all have something different. Pat’s a big lad who holds the ball well, and Greeny (Matt Green) scores goals, we have seen that throughout his career. 

“We are all different strikers, and it just depends on the game really, what their back-four is like, and we just take it from there.” 

Supporters can view Danny Rose’s post-match interview on Stags PlayerHD.

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