O'Neill expects to keep Rose

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is confident Danny Rose will remain at the Stadium of Light for the rest of the campaign.

Last Updated: 18/12/12 at 12:54 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer Window: Peter Beagrie looks at the strikers attracting attention in the Football League

Post comment

As the transfer window nears the business end, Peter Beagrie looks at the Football League strikers attracting interest.

La Liga: Valencia say Jose Gaya will stay despite Real Madrid interest

Post comment

Valencia are neither surprised nor alarmed at reports linking Real Madrid with a summer bid for Jose Gaya.

All Articles

Danny Rose: Blooming at Sunderland

Danny Rose: Blooming at Sunderland

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill remains confident Danny Rose will remain at the Stadium of Light for the rest of the campaign.

The full-back has been one of the Black Cats' star performers since he arrived on a season-long loan in August but there is a clause in his contract allowing Tottenham to recall him in January.

O'Neill is yet to discuss the 22-year-old's immediate future with the White Hart Lane hierarchy but is hopeful that the imminent return to fitness of Benoit Assou-Ekotto will mean they have no need to recall Rose.

O'Neill told the Sunderland Echo: "We have not spoken to Tottenham about it in any sort of formal way.

"I think Tottenham are happy he's plying his trade here and I think Assou-Ekotto is coming into fitness now, so while they have the ability to recall him in January, they might feel they are well enough stocked now.

"Danny has improved immensely since he arrived and I think there's a bit more to come as well. He's got a bit of confidence now.

"When he first got here I think he was conscious of avoiding making too many mistakes. That was his focus.

"But he's playing with a bit more freedom now.. Initially he was happy just to give the ball to someone in front of him, but now he's looking to make things happen himself and he's doing very well."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Copa del Rey: Luis Enrique says Neymar had to be substituted against Atletico Madrid to prevent injury

Luis Enrique says he had to substitute Neymar to prevent him from being injured in an ugly cup tie with Atletico.

Capital One Cup: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino pleased to overcome challenging tie with Sheffield United

Mauricio Pochettino dedicated Tottenham's Capital One Cup semi-final triumph over Sheffield United to the fans.

Capital One Cup: Nigel Clough praises battling Sheffield United after Tottenham reach final

Nigel Clough was left to ponder what might have been after Spurs dashed Sheffield United's Capital One Cup final dreams.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company