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Rose keen to take his chance

10 December 2020

Walsall goalkeeper Jack Rose has been pleased to be given an opportunity in the league and is looking to grasp it with both hands.

Rose has started the last two matches against Stevenage and Tranmere Rovers and has helped the Saddlers pick up four points in the process.

The 25-year-old ensured he was prepared and ready to be called upon when needed and he's keen to take his chance and play as many games as he can.

"It’s common knowledge that everyone wants to play as many games as possible,” he said.

“I have been searching for games for a number of seasons now.

“Now that I have got this opportunity, I need to put in some good performances and help the team.

“I think everyone knows that the games I had were in the EFL Trophy and I knew that coming in I had to work hard and do well to even get a chance of getting in the team.

“Luckily I have got that through hard work and doing well.

"Everyone spoke to me and told me they know what I can do and even with time out they had that faith that I would be able to step in and do a job if needed - if there was an injury or something like that.

"They knew, with my quality, that I could go on and perform well.

"Luckily for me I have got the chance now to start in the league and get a run of games.

"My first league appearance here was October time last year, I got one game in the February when we played Port Vale at home.

"But since then I have only played in the EFL Trophy.

"It is never easy coming in and giving 100 per cent every day knowing you are not going to play every Saturday - but you have to do it.

"There could be an injury on the Friday or there could be a first minute incident where you have to come on. You have to be ready and you have to be training right."

The Saddlers take on Bolton Wanderers at the Banks’s Stadium on Saturday and Rose is expecting a reaction from the Trotters following their defeat to Port Vale last time out.

“It’s an interesting one because they conceded heavily on Saturday so we are expecting a big reaction from them,” Rose commented.

“Any side that concedes heavily - the main thing their manager will be saying is that they want a reaction and they want a good performance.

“We are expecting a tough game.”

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