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STAGS SIGN DANNY ROSE FROM BURY
31st May 2016 21:28


Stags complete signing of striker Rose
mansfieldtown.net, 25th May 2016

We are delighted to announce the signing of striker Danny Rose from League 1 Bury for an undisclosed fee.

Manager Adam Murray has secured the services of 22-year-old Rose after positive negotiations with both the player and his former club, Bury.

The Stags have also fought off competition from League 1 clubs in the race for Rose's signature.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/murray-captures-striker-target-3119187.aspx#fKVhb6vV6M52iX7y.99

Born in Barnsley, Rose signed his first professional contract with the Tykes at the age of 17 and went on to make his senior debut a month later in a 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers.

The striker then enjoyed two separate loan spells with Bury before signing permanently for the Lancashire club in August 2014.

Rose made 28 appearances for the Shakers last season, helping them to secure a 14th place finish in Sky Bet League 1, scoring five goals in the process.

After signing for the Stags, Rose says he is aiming to cement a place in the Stags' first team after making most of his appearances for the Shakers from the bench.

"It’s a good club and I’m delighted to be here," Rose said.

"[Moving to Mansfield] for me, means playing games really; playing week-in-week-out, scoring a few goals, contributing to the team and hopefully a push towards promotion.

"Hopefully it will be a successful time here with this group of players and staff," he added.

The deal is subject to Football League approval.

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Rose aiming to contribute to Stags' success
mansfieldtown.net, 25th May 2016

New signing Danny Rose says he hopes to aid a play-off push next season at One Call Stadium.

The 22-year-old striker put pen-to-paper on a deal with the Stags today after the club agreed an undisclosed fee for his services with League 1 club Bury.

And Rose, who began his career at Barnsley, says manager Adam Murray didn’t have to persuade him to join the Stags.

“It didn’t need much selling - I’ve seen Mansfield in the past; I’ve played against them once, I’ve been here with Bury and there was a good team when we played them,” Rose said.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/rose-aiming-to-contribute-to-stags-success-3125877.aspx#ixXv2IouxHdC5gBl.99

“Last season, they did really well, unfortunately they didn’t get the play-offs but hopefully next season we can get ‘right up there’.”

Born in Barnsley, Rose scored five goals in 28 appearances for the Shakers last season and he hopes to get himself in scoring positions as frequently as possible for the Stags.

“I like to work hard for the team, hopefully put a few goals in but it’s a team game really and as long as we get the three points on a Saturday, that’s all that matters.

“I like to run in behind a lot, get in the box as often as I can - that’s where the goals come from - I’ll be mainly in the box, waiting for the ball to come in and hopefully put it in the back of the net.”

After winning promotion from League 2 with the Lancashire club in the 2014/15 season, the striker hopes he can help to replicate his former club’s success at One Call Stadium.

“We had a great team spirit [at Bury]. It was a long season and it went right down to the wire and the team spirit got us through.

“Hopefully [our league position will be] done before the last day of the season, get in the play-offs and see where we are but I’m hoping that we can do much of the same.”

The 22-year-old is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces when he meets up with his new team-mates in pre-season, but he doesn’t believe that it will take him long to settle in.

“I played with ‘Jens’ (Brian Jensen) the ‘keeper, he was at Bury when I was there. Lee Collins, the skipper here I believe; I played with him at Barnsley - that’s the only people I know here but I’ll get to know them and that’ll be fine.”

Supporters can log in to Stags Player HD to watch Danny Rose’s first interview as a Stags’ player.

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Manager pleased to add 'fox in the box' to squad
mansfieldtown.net

Stags’ boss Adam Murray says he is ‘chuffed to bits’ to add another attacking option to his squad following the signing of Bury striker Danny Rose.

The 22-year-old put pen-to-paper on a deal at One Call Stadium today after the two clubs came to an agreement over an undisclosed fee for the striker.

And the manager was happy to get the deal ‘over the line’ for a player who he believes will give his side ‘something extra’ in the final third.

“I think Danny’s someone who the football club hasn’t had for a long time. He’s a ‘fox in the box’, he’s got tremendous movement - he’s not the biggest player but he’s got good pace, he’s got great intelligence and his link-up play is very good,” Murray said.

“He’s incredible in the air, which you wouldn’t imagine for someone of his stature and he scores goals. He’s a natural finisher and I think he’ll give us something extra and will hopefully take us to another level of progression.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/manager-pleased-to-add-another-ingredient-in-rose-3125933.aspx#zi3UiTjOV0gVgVXg.99

“He’s a poacher - I think the last proper, real poacher we had was, in my days, (Chris) Greenacre. He’s of that ilk in terms of the 18-yard box and I think when you look at people like Matt Green and Adi Yussuf, they’re very powerful, very quick and both finishers in their own category of a centre forward.”

Our gaffer says that the signing of Rose gives the Stags a ‘different weapon to use’, but his recruitment is still ongoing to complete his attacking arsenal.

“Danny’s someone that we feel can play with the strikers we’ve got already, he can play in different formations but we think that putting certain ingredients together will be very beneficial for us and we still want to add one more part to that jigsaw.

“We’ve got a little bit of everything now. We’re looking for a specific type.

"We’ve crossed one off our list today; the deal wasn’t right. We do everything we can at this club on value.

“We make sure that every penny spent we get the value for, I think we’ve got that with Danny. The chief exec (Carolyn Radford) and the chairman (John Radford) have been top drawer with this one - we’ve gone ‘over and above’ with this one,” Murray continued.

“We’ve got a handful now that we’re focussing on to get that final piece of the attacking threat that we need and then we go on to the next targets around the pitch.”

Finally, the boss said he hopes that Rose can fulfil his potential at One Call Stadium, whilst also helping the Stags’ other forwards to flourish.

“He’s already had a great career in terms of what he’s done and the levels he’s gone through. He’s had a couple of transfers where he’s been bought, which speaks volumes for players, I think.

“I think at the age he’s at, he has the potential to 'go again'. He’s someone who I believe could easily play in the Championship. I know there’s been a lot of interest in him over the last 12 months and I think that if we can put a structure around him and I think the players who he’ll be playing with, if we get the potential out of him, he could be a very big signing for the football club and one, possibly, that will make a big name for himself.”

Supporters can watch Adam Murray’s news conference on Stags Player HD.

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Stags hunt target man after Rose capture
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas

After landing a natural poacher in Bury’s Danny Rose yesterday, Mansfield Town will today continue their hunt for a target man to complete their strikeforce for next season.

Boss Adam Murray fought off competition from clubs at the top end of League One to sign Rose yesterday and likened his new signing to former Stags legend Chris Greeenacre.

Now Murray will try to land a traditional centre forward, saying: “We’ve crossed one off our list today; the deal wasn’t right.

“We’ve got a handful now that we’re focussing on to get that final piece of the attacking threat that we need and then we go on to the next targets around the pitch.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/mansfield-town/mansfield-town-news/stags-hunt-target-man-after-rose-capture-1-7932702#ixzz49l43UxJa

“We do everything we can at this club on value. We make sure that every penny spent we get the value for, I think we’ve got that with Danny.

“He’s a poacher - I think the last proper, real poacher we had was, in my days, (Chris) Greenacre.

“He’s of that ilk in terms of the 18-yard box and I think when you look at people like Matt Green and Adi Yussuf, they’re very powerful, very quick and both finishers in their own category of a centre forward.

“Danny is a finisher as well, but he is a different category of striker. It gives us different weapons to use. But we’re still on the look-out for one more in that area which again will be a different weapon.

“When you are going into war you need as bigger choice of weapons that you can get to kill all kinds of opposition.

“Danny’s someone that we feel can play with the strikers we’ve got already, he can play in different formations, but we think that putting certain ingredients together will be very beneficial for us and we still want to add one more part to that jigsaw.”

Paying an undisclosed fee for as hot a League One property as Rose was a real statement of intention for Mansfield.

“First and foremost Danny is someone who has been on our list for a while,” said Murray.

“We enquired about him in January. At that time he was in and out of the Bury team but still felt he could get in their team and cement a place there.

“He obviously wanted to stay in League One and prove himself there. I know he had a few offers from the top end of League One to ply his trade.

“It took a long time and our chief executive did a lot of work to get it over the line. But we are chuffed to bits.

“I think Danny’s someone who the football club hasn’t had for a long time in the type of striker he is.

“He’s a ‘fox in the box’, he’s got tremendous movement - he’s not the biggest player but he’s got good pace, he’s got great intelligence and his link-up play is very good.

“He’s incredible in the air, which you wouldn’t imagine for someone of his stature, and he scores goals.

“Danny is a natural finisher and I think he’ll give us something extra and will hopefully take us to another level of progression.”

Murray continued: “He’s probably not had the consistent run of games last season that he would have hoped. We knew that and we knew he still had another year left at Bury. We also knew there was a lot of interest in him in January as well.

“So we’ve done very well to capture his signature.

“The chief exec (Carolyn Radford) and the chairman (John Radford) have been top drawer with this one - we’ve gone ‘over and above’ with this one.

“His all-round play is very good, his link-up play is very good. His intelligence in the 18-yard box is very good. He senses opportunities. He anticipates where the ball is going to land - you can’t coach that. It is a natural instinct.

“It will get the best out of the strikers we’ve already got. Matt Green was superb last season and this signing will help him.

“Adi we have seen glimpses of and he can and will get better. The standard of Danny’s finishing will bring these guys on.

“We’ve got a little bit of everything now. We’re looking for a specific type.

“We have promoted Zayn (Hakeem) to the first team squad next season and h now has strikers in front of him that are exceptional to learn from.

“With the striker coach we’ve got in Karl (Hawley) they won’t have a better mentor.”

Murray is convinced Rose can play at Championship level and that he could make a big name for himself at Mansfield.

“Dan is 22, so he’s still a baby, but he’s already had a great career in terms of what he’s done and the levels he’s gone through,” said Murray.

“He’s had a couple of transfers where he’s been bought, which speaks volumes for players, I think.

“I think at the age he’s at, he has the potential to ‘go again’. He’s someone who I believe could easily play in the Championship.

“I know there’s been a lot of interest in him over the last 12 months and I think that if we can put a structure around him and I think the players who he’ll be playing with, if we get the potential out of him, he could be a very big signing for the football club and one, possibly, that will make a big name for himself.”

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Stags boss Murray excited by quality signings
chad.co.uk, John Lomas

Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray said he was excited this week after signing two quality players that have already both tasted promotion from League Two.

The arrival of Bury striker Danny Rose was followed by the signing of 6ft 5ins centre half George Taft from Burton Albion, a move made to cover the likely loss of player of the season Ryan Tafazolli, probably to Peterborough United.

“The big thing about these two signings is they are both winners,” said Murray.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/mansfield-town/mansfield-town-news/stags-boss-murray-excited-by-quality-signings-1-7940577#ixzz4AGARlfP3

“They are both young guys, both 22, with an unbelievable hunger to not only be successful for Mansfield Town and the team they are coming into, but also to be successful in their own career and push on again.

“Both can play at a much higher level than League Two and both have a fantastic drive to achieve that, and to do it with Mansfield Town.

“It’s great to have two young guys in who have already got promoted from this league - to have that focus and that vision, that know-how of how to win.

“We spoke about it last season. You need to know how to win. For some individuals that’s just ingrained in you from when you are a whippersnapper in nappies. I believe these two guys we’ve brought in are winners.

On the arrival of Taft, he said: “With the way the situation with Ryan was unfolding as the season was going on, we needed to have some plans in place.

“We feel that George is potentially one of the best left-sided defenders around. He is only 22, has already won League Two, and comes from a great pedigree.

“I watched him a lot at Leicester in their U21s. Then he went to Burton and had a great time. So we had our targets set early doors

“Obviously things take time to come to the point where you get to dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, but we’ve finally got it done.

“He has a bit of an injury last season, so we had to make sure everything was okay on that front. Then we’ve come to a deal that we feel is right for the player and right for the club.

“Now we can’t wait to get going. He brings a massive presence to us.”

Murray added: “He is 6ft 5ins so we’ve gained an inch on Ryan.

“He has a superb left foot and his ability to play out from the back and his distribution forward are of a very high quality.

“He is very intelligent, has decent pace, reads the game well and commands his back four and 18 yard box. So we are chuffed to bits to get this signing done. I am really, really excited by this one and can’t wait to work with him.”

Despite his height, Taft is equally at home at left back.

“When Jimmy (Hasselbaink) first put him at left back at Burton in the promotion season I watched him play there a few times, as he had a good few appearances there, and he was outstanding.

“It was surprising to have someone so big playing a full back position. “It’s not very often seen, but he was fantastic in that position and I think the ability to play in multi-positions, as we saw with our squad last season, is vitally important. It allows you to play different shapes.

“But I have brought him in to fight for a place at centre half and to be in that role. Because of the transfer windows next season, if we do need to shuffle things around, we have got that ability to do that.

“We’ve got people like Lee Collins who can play left, right, centre or centre of the park. Tafty can play centre half and left back, so defensively it gives us good cover.”

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CONFIRMED: Danny Rose joins Mansfield Town
Wed 25 May 2016
buryfc.co.uk

Striker leaves Gigg Lane for pastures new

Striker Danny Rose has joined Mansfield Town after the club accepted an undisclosed fee for his services. The transfer also includes various clauses for goals scored, promotion and a future sell on clause that will enhance that fee in the future.

Read more at http://www.buryfc.co.uk/news/article/confirmed-danny-rose-joins-mansfield-town-3125753.aspx#rumXyw2V6RgIWsGa.99

Danny leaves Bury with our blessing and our thanks for his service and our best wishes for the next stage of his career.

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