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Sharp-shooter commends 'brilliant' team-mates

30 September 2017

Match-winner Danny Rose was keen to deflect the praise onto his 'brilliant' team-mates after scoring a brace in this afternoon's 3-1 victory over local rivals Notts County.

The former Barnsley frontman opened the scoring in the 47th minute when he lifted the ball over County 'keeper Adam Collin, before adding a second just before the hour, turning the ball in from close range after strike partner Kane Hemmings had seen his header saved.

Rose then saw his low cross turned in by Magpies' defender Richard Duffy to make it 3-0 to the Stags before Carl Dickinson struck a last minute free-kick for the visitors.

And despite turning out to be the Stags' match-winner on Derby Day, Rose commended his team-mates for their collective display in today's victory.

"I enjoyed that. I just enjoy going out there week in, week out and just giving it my all - the goals are a bonus," Rose said.

"The lads deserve just as much credit as I do. I thought every lad on the pitch today was absolutely brilliant.

"I knew it was going to be a good turnout before the game and it was a very good turnout.

"I'm not sure how many [fans] were there but they were full of appreciation for the lads."

Rose grabbed his second goal after strike partner Kane Hemmings had a header palmed onto the post and despite the Oxford United loanee's effort almost crossing the line, Rose is in no doubt as to who the goal belongs to.

"I can't claim the last one (the own goal). It's a shame not to claim it but it's definitely gone in off an own goal but the second one, I'm definitely trying to claim.

"[For the second] it's a great cross and it's a very good header to be fair, Kane's very unlucky but as I see it, it's a very good save from the 'keeper and I'm just there to put in the rebound."

The former Bury man ranked the derby win as one of the Stags' best wins of the season so far as manager Steve Evans' side continue to remain in the hunt at the top of the League Two table.

"It's a very good derby win for us. It's a very good three points that puts us up the table.

"I thought in the first half we were good but we didn't take our chances. Second half we've put our chances away and come away comfortable in the end.

"We've had quite a few [good wins]. We've been quite unlucky not to beat Luton at home but we'll go into next week full of confidence."

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