Barnsley: Rose ready to ‘ruffle feathers’

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BARNSLEY boss David Flitcroft believes young striker Danny Rose can “ruffle feathers” in the Championship.

And with the Reds having sold leading scorer Craig Davies to Bolton Wanderers, Flitcroft believes now is the ideal time for Rose to blossom, especially with the club battling to avoid relegation.

Rose, 19, has been used as a substitute six times this season, but it’s been in two of his last three games where he’s really made an impact.

Against Burnley in the FA Cup, Rose sprung from the bench to net a late winner and two games later snatched a late equaliser away to Ipswich Town..

“We won’t block his pathway; Danny’s been brilliant this season,” Flitcroft told The Star.

“I’ve been delighted with him. He’s got enthusiasm and has worked hard to get his chances.

“He’s a gutsy kid who can ruffle feathers in this division. He’s got no fear – and that’s a great attribute to have.

“He’s not the finished article yet, but he’s learning all the time and improving.

“Danny’s got youthful energy and wants to learn, but his goals have been a bonus.

“We don’t want to put too much pressure on him because he’s still a young lad, but he’s developing well.”

Barnsley-born Rose has understandably received warm praise from the club’s supporters, but the teenager knows he will have his work cut out to command a regular starting place each week.

Marlon Harewood and Chris Dagnall have been given the chance to start in recent outings, with Flitcroft also keen to recruit an experienced striker – like Jason Scotland – to the club to help in their bid to climb out of the relegation zone.