Danny Rose says he has put a ‘horrible summer’ behind him after netting a second-half brace during Mansfield Town’s victory this afternoon.
The striker, who took his tally to three league goals for the season, enjoyed his time in front of goal against the Cobblers.
He played the full match in what was an eventual rout against fellow League Two opposition.
Rose looked back on a personally difficult summer, one in which he handed in a transfer request, citing the reason for doing so as having been given 'bad advice.'
“It was horrible [the summer] for me personally,” he admitted.
“It was kind of bad advice from the people around me but you learn from mistakes in life.
"I do [love it at the club] and I apologise to everyone for everything that’s happened over the summer. The fans have been brilliant and stuck by me so I can’t thank them enough."
“I think it’s important that me and the gaffer sit down to have a talk but for me I want to be playing week in, week out. As long as the team’s winning and we’re up there come the end of the season that’s the main objective.
“I do [love it at the club] and I apologise to everyone for everything that’s happened over the summer. The fans have been brilliant and stuck by me so I can’t thank them enough and the people behind Mansfield; I can’t thank them enough either.
“It’s gone well for me this season but I’m hoping to continue that now for the rest of the season.”
Jumping forwards from the summer, the 24-year-old certainly played his part against Northampton as the Stags got back to winning ways in style.
“It [the win] was needed after the point at Cambridge.
“We sat down together after the game and said that we needed to stop sitting back after going one-nil up and thankfully we got the second and third to kill them off.”
“It was really nice to get the goals but more importantly we got the win to push us up the table.”
“I’m really enjoying my football now after a bad summer for me personally. I’m just really glad to be playing week in, week out, and getting the goals.”
Rose also looked ahead to his side’s next fixture, when they face Oldham Athletic on Tuesday evening at One Call Stadium.
“Today gives us confidence going into Tuesday. Back to back wins would put us in touching distance of the play-offs and some people are forgetting that we have a game in hand.
"So, I think if we get maximum points in the next two games we’ll be right up there.
“Like I said it feels as though for a while, we’ve been getting the first goal and sitting back but today we haven’t done that and we’ve gone on to win 4-0.”