Alex Bruce claims January signing Danny Rose already ‘looks the part’ in training, according to his dad.
The former Kilmarnock defender – and son of the NUFC head coach – revealed yesterday that he’d tipped his dad to sign Celtic star Odsonne Edouard, and he’s now been talking up Rose’s performances on the training pitch.
Speaking to Football Insider, the 35-year-old’s revealed what his dad’s had to say about the Spurs loanee:
“Dad says in the first couple of weeks he’s had in training he looks the part.
“You can tell by the way he just moves and keeps the ball, he’s going to be a proper player for them and he’s looking forward to having him in the team.
“He was in the Champions League final a few months ago, playing for Spurs. He’s been a Premier League player now, a regularly consistent Premier League player for a number of years.
“The fact that Dad’s got him there, I think the fact he’s a Leeds lad, and he wanted to come back up north has been huge in him joining Newcastle.”
Given he’s an England international, is used to playing with top players at Spurs and kept Mo Salah quiet in the Champions League final just last year, it’s no surprise to hear Rose is standing out in training.
The 29-year-old may have fallen out of favour with new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, but this is a left-back who was deemed one of the league’s best just a few years ago.
He’s available to play at Arsenal this weekend after being ineligible to feature in last week’s FA Cup trip to Oxford, and it would be no surprise to see him start against his former North London rivals.