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Deadly frontman aiming to extend hot streak

4 November 2017

After taking his tally for the season to 10 with a brace in this afternoon's 3-1 win over Shaw Lane in the Emirates FA Cup, striker Danny Rose is focussed on scoring the next ten goals.

The former Barnsley forward, who lives just minutes from Sheerien Park, made his mark on the occasion with a quick fire second half double after Shaw Lane's Lee Bennett had cancelled out defender Krystian Pearce's opener for the Stags.

Midfielder Jacob Mellis had a penalty saved in the 67th minute, but just six minutes later, Rose directed a header into the top corner before dispatching a fantastic over-head kick to seal the victory in the 77th minute.

Those goals moved Rose into double figures for the season and he's now determined to reach the 20-goal mark, a target set by boss Steve Evans prior to the start of the season.

"It has [been a strong start to the season] but I don't want the standards to drop now. I want to keep going and the gaffer's said to me I've got to get twenty goals, so I'm hoping to get there," Rose said.

"You could say [I'm on course to meet that target] but I don't want the standards to drop. I want to be up there with the top goal scorers and we'll see what happens.

"I just got up for the first one, for the header, and I've seen it fly into the top corner which was good. And the second one, I was just about to go up for a header again but I was a bit too far out so I've just tried something a little bit different."

" I want to keep going and the gaffer's said to me I've got to get twenty goals, so I'm hoping to get there."

Danny Rose, striker

The Ducks got back on level terms just before half-time and stood firm until Rose popped up with his first goal in the 73rd minute, and the 23-year-old believes Stags' superior fitness ultimately shone through.

"I thought it was a good game. Shaw Lane gave it their all and I thought they were very good on the day, they caused us lot of problems in the first half. I thought in the second half we were brilliant and after the penalty, it's good to get two goals and go into the next round.

"We kind of knew they'd tire after 60-65 minutes and I think that showed we're a very fit squad and it showed in the end that we're a very good team.

"I was getting cramp before the [third] goal. I don't know what it was to be honest, I was disappointed with that but the most important thing is we got the win.

"Friends and family have told me a lot about this club and they're on the up [with] a lot of promotions in the past few years.

"It's a shame to knock them out the FA Cup because they've done so well so far but that's football and we'll look forward to the draw."

Ahead of Monday's second round draw, Rose doesn't mind who Mansfield are pitted against but would prefer a home tie at One Call Stadium.

"I'm not too sure [who I want] to be honest. I don't really want an away tie like this, it was really hard on the day but anything at home would be nice."

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