Dynamite Danny Rose

Whilst all the talk around the Stadium of Light focuses on a new arrival in particular a certain Italian import that is making a difference on wear side. I want to talk about someone who has been ever present this season and is from a little bit closer to home, on loan full back Danny Rose.

The left back has been consistently impressive and Sunderland will surely want to make his signing a permanent one at the end of the season. Danny rose was born and raised in Yorkshire and came through the youth ranks at Leeds before making a £1 million pounds move to the capital and Tottenham Hotspur in 2007.

It’s never really worked out for Rose at Spurs though he has spent several seasons on loan at Championship clubs and despite enjoying a brief spell in the Tottenham first team he has never really made the left back spot his own.

At the start of the season it was announced that Rose would join Sunderland on loan and he has really shone this season. He has consistently put in impressive performances packed full of energy and has shown real technical ability on the ball.

His appearance in the 1-0 victory over Everton epitomised a typical Danny Rose performance. The left back was rock solid at the back showing terrific positional sense and good strong tackling to snuff out any Everton Danger down the right hand side.

One thing that is particularly impressive about the 22 year old is his acceleration, when he needs to he can really motor and he continually outpaced Everton attackers when the ball was played in behind something which he also did well at St James’s Park last weekend too.

Another stand out attribute of the full back is his energy levels, he kept going all game making quick burst up field to support attacks when his side were on the front foot whilst still having the stamina to return to his position.

His desire to win the ball must also be applauded one incident which shown this was as he took a heavy touch going forward it looked like he was to lose the ball to an Everton player before stretching to keep hold of it in a strong challenge before firing in a clean strike on goal.

The introduction of Paulo Di Canio seems to have done the trick with two wins from two putting Sunderland closer to safety, one thing is for sure if they are safe they should definitely be looking at Danny Rose as a possible permanent signing.

He has made the left back spot his own this year, becoming a fan favourite at Stadium of Light and it would be a waste to let him go back to sitting on the bench at Spurs. It would be a surprise if Sunderland aren’t willing pursue his signature permanently.

Josh Weale