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Goal.com Scouting Report: Danny Rose - Tottenham Hotspur & England

Name: Danny Rose                
Age: 19
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Country: England
Position: Winger

Tottenham Hotspur have managed to break the 'Big Four' hegemony in the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their history at the expense of Liverpool.

Their quest, expertly navigated by Harry Redknapp, has drawn largely on a group of players who had lost their way under his predecessor, Juande Ramos. The likes of Heurelho Gomes, Gareth Bale, Tom Huddlestone and Luka Modric were foundering under the Spaniard but have improved their games under Redknapp; the squad as a whole has been suitably rewarded.

Now comes the hard part, namely qualifying for the competition proper and maintaining their status as one of England's top sides. To achieve this, Spurs will need to utilise the length and breadth of their squad, which has often been on the depleted side this season. Jonathan Woodgate, Ledley King, Aaron Lennon and Niko Kranjcar are only some of the first-teamers who have spent much of the season laid-up in the treatment room, forcing Redknapp to draw from the fringes of his panel.

It was such circumstances which prompted the manager to entrust Danny Rose with a starting berth in the north London derby against Arsenal last month. Placed on the wing, Rose introduced himself to top level football with an early goal; a goal that set the Lillywhites on their way to a first victory over Arsenal in a decade of league competition. The strike itself was a stroke of pure magic; a controlled left-footed volley that had Manuel Almunia clutching at air set Spurs up for one of the best weeks in recent history.

The win at White Hart Lane was followed up by an equally dramatic victory over Chelsea only days later. Rose may have played only a cameo role in this season's successes, but expect more to come from the 19-year-old as Spurs fight on multiple fronts next term.


Set for the big time| Danny Rose

Raised at Leeds United, where he rose through the youth ranks, Rose was transferred to Tottenham in 2007 when the Yorkshire team needed a cash injection. Despite garnering high praise since his arrival at the Lane, niggling injury meant Rose had to wait until April 2010 to make his first Premier League start - the aforementioned win against parochial rivals, Arsenal. The winger had previously appeared in Carling Cup action, coming on as a second-half substitute in a victory over his home-town club Doncaster Rovers.

After signing for the London side, Rose spent time on loan at Championship club Watford during the 2008-09 season, impressing then-manager Brendan Rodgers, and in September 2009, joined Peterborough United. He was due to return to Tottenham in January but his stay was cut short once Darren Ferguson departed the club.

The diminutive wide-man made his full debut for Spurs in January, playing in a 2-2 draw with former club Leeds in the FA Cup, in which he endured the taunts of the fans of his previous employers.

Capped by England at several youth levels, Rose was named as part of Stuart Pearce’s 2009 European Championship U-21 squad that went on to reach the final, bowing out to Germany 4-0.

Capable of playing on either flank, Rose is predominantly left-footed and, like fellow Leeds academy graduate Aaron Lennon, has pace to burn.