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“The goal when I arrived was to get in to the team this season. Settled in now, I’m ready and eager to play.” - Coventry City’s Andy Rose

17 March 2016

Sky Blues midfielder Andy Rose looks to build on an impressive performance from the bench against Blackpool on Saturday...

Midfielder Andy Rose is in to his third month as a Coventry City player and having only made one start since joining from Seattle in January, feels he is now ready to make an impact on the starting XI.

The 26-year old played a full campaign with MLS side Seattle Sounders before making the switch to the Sky Blues in the January transfer window. 

Rose made 25 appearances in the 2015 US top flight season, chipping in with three assists and played alongside recognisable Premier League names such as Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey. 

Having spent four seasons playing in the MLS - from 2012-15 - Rose is hoping to make an impression on the English game, with experience playing in Bristol City’s academy as a youngster.

Rose commented: “Until you really get involved and you are really contributing to the team in a positive way, it was good for me to get some minutes and very happy to be a part of the win.

“Coming in to a new club, it takes time. When I came in the team was doing very well and there was a lot of competition for places. As a player you always want to be a part of that group that is in there getting results, part of that top XI.”

Australian-born, Rose moved to England as a youngster and then made the trip to America to play college soccer at UCLA between 2008-11. 

Rose has made six appearances for Mowbray's men since signing a two-year deal in January and was particularly impressive from the bench against Blackpool last Saturday, helping the Sky Blues to secure their first three points in five League One fixtures. 

Rose added: “It’s the first time I have come in to a club mid-season, moving countries as well - it was a pretty crazy month for me. 

“It is a very tactical league here, a lot of teams play different systems and you face a different formation every week. You really need to ingrain yourself in the manager’s mindset. I’ve spent enough time training and learning now, I am ready to play. 

“Going in to this last stretch I have been a part of teams who have been pushing for play-off positions, the do or die stage. 

“We want to get back in to the play-off picture and give ourselves the best possible chance of promotion.”

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