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Rose keen to extend goalscoring purple patch

19 October 2017


Rose keen to extend goalscoring purple patch

19 October 2017

Stags' top scorer Danny Rose says he wants to beat last year's goalscoring tally of 10 goals.

The former Bury frontman is well on the way to achieving his target, having already notched seven goals in 14 games this campaign.

Rose, who has the best goals-per-minute ratio in Sky Bet League Two this season with a strike every 119 minutes, is aiming to build on his impressive start to the season.

"It's a good start. I'm just hoping to kick on now and not go through a spell where I'm not scoring. I just want to help the team out, work hard for the lads and get as many goals as I can throughout the season," the Barnsley-born striker said. 

"I'm a firm believer that if you work hard, the chances will come. I managed to grab a goal against Swindon in the last minute – I know it was a consolation and it wasn't worth much - but it just keeps the tally up and I'll keep working hard for the team."

"I'm a firm believer that if you work hard, the chances will come."

Danny Rose, striker

Oxford United loanee Kane Hemmings, who has partnered Rose in attack on four occasions this season, scored his first goal for the club in the 1-1 draw away to Barnet on Tuesday and 23-year-old Rose was delighted to see his fellow frontman get off the mark.

"He's deserved it, he really has. He's worked ever-so-hard in training, as have all the lads and to get a goal like that – I know it's probably not the best of his career – but any goal's a good goal in my opinion. He's taken it very well and I'm hoping he can kick on from there.

"We've all been there. If you ask any striker, we've all been there where we've had a spell where we've not scored for a few games but as soon as you get that goal, it gives you a boost.

"He's been very unlucky. He's had the penalty at Carlisle and the one at Notts County where it might have gone over the line, it might not have. I'm delighted for him to get that goal at Barnet.

"I'm sure he'll tell you the same thing, that he's looking to kick on from now, starting against Newport on Saturday."

Stags face Newport County in Sky Bet Legaue Two on Saturday – a ground on which Rose scored his first goal for the club, in a 3-2 win on the opening day of the 2016/17 season - and the striker says Stags are working hard to achieve the same outcome.

"Last season was a very good win for us and we're hoping to go there and get another three points like we did last season.

"We'll train today and work ever-so-hard, we'll travel tomorrow and we'll hope to pick up maximum points.

"We're hoping to pick up maximum points against a very good side, who have started very well this season. I don't think many people expected them to start this well but they've started ever-so-well.

"I'm sure the Stags [fans] will be going in their numbers. We need the Stags with us every game of the season and hopefully we can give them something to cheer about."

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