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Rose blooming in spirited Stags' camp

17 February 2018

Leading goalscorer Danny Rose was quick to praise his team-mates' 'brilliant' display after the 24-year-old helped the Stags to an excellent 1-0 victory at play-off hopefuls Exeter City.

The man with the golden touch struck his 17th of the season in all competitions to complete a magnificent week for the club, following a 5-0 thrashing of Newport on Tuesday night.

The result propels Steve Evans' side to fourth in Sky Bet League Two and just three points behind Accrington Stanley who occupy the final automatic position.

Speaking post match, Rose said: "It was a real battle to be honest. I thought the lads stood up to get a very good away victory.

"We were disappointed not to get anything at Swindon [in the last away outing a week ago] but to pick up three points here is very good.

"The spirit shown was fantastic especially after coming off a big victory on Tuesday. I thought every lad was brilliant and it was a real team performance.

"The lads are buzzing, but we'll go onto next Saturday now to play Coventry at home which is another big game."

Rose was well situated to land the decisive blow in the 38th minute and credited his team-mates' work in the build-up.

"Alfie's done brilliant to get to the byline and put it across the goal. The keeper's pulled off a magnificent save from Kane. I'm there for the follow up and luckily it's just gone in."

"I'm just going out in every game and giving my all. The goals are a bonus."

Danny Rose, striker

Knowing he could have previously added to his tally as part of a dominant first half performance, Rose said: "The 'keeper has saved one in the first five to ten minutes. It was a very good save and I think it clipped the post. There were a few blocked shots and i thought it wasn't going to be my day but luckily the third effort's gone in and i'm happy with it."

The Stags' marksman has now recorded three goals in his last four outings, but admits he cares little with how the goals are converted as long as the amber and blue are acquiring points.

"I'm just going out in every game and giving my all. The goals are a bonus. We know we've got to keep the standards high. If we can pick up three points here and then, especially away from home, then I think we'll be up there [in the league] come the end of the season.

"I'm really enjoying my football. I've not got any [goal] targets. I just want to see how many I can get before the end of the season."

Subscribers can watch Danny Rose's post match interview, in full, on iFollow Stags later tonight.

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