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Redknapp praise for former loanee

Danny Rose has been praised by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp for forcing his way into the first team, following six months on loan at Ashton Gate.

The 20-year-old, who is preparing for the upcoming U21 European Championship in Denmark next month, made 17 appearances for City in the first half of last season - mainly as a left winger.

But after a hamstring injury cut short his loan spell in the West Country, Rose forced his way into the Tottenham side, deputising for the injured Benoit Assou-Ekotto at left-back.

"Benoit [Assou-Ekotto] is a top-class player, but Danny has done well," Redknapp said.

"I have always said to him that he could be a top, top left-back. That's where he plays best.

"He has got a low centre of gravity, he's quick, he's aggressive and has a great left foot.

"He is a real left-back in my opinion and there will be a big competition between him and Benoit for that position next year."


Considering left-back has been a problem position for City over the last two or three seasons, many fans will be questioning why we failed to see him in his best position.

One of City's number-one priorities this summer is the signing of a left-back, with Blackpool's Steven Crainey and Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand both being linked.




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Date:Wednesday May 25 2011

Time: 11:43AM

Your Comments

Always seen as a left winger for spurs, Harry played him there because bassong's got the hump, more by luck than judgement from mr redknapp.
supertott
As usual
micyid
Supertott - Redknapp is accused of being lucky at finding a place for Rose at left back, Bale in LM, Modric in centre etc - I'm not Rednkapp's biggest fan these days but credit where it's due... he c an't keep being lucky some of it has to be down to him, I don't know, maybe know what he's doing?
Dan Mac
Supertott, playing Rose at LB has been in the spurs coaches minds for some time, he even played there in pre season. What did surprise me is that he wasn't used there at the recommendation of spurs when on loan or perhaps this was why one or two loans have been cut short.
Oxfordspur
 

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