Walsall goalkeeper Jack Rose is excited for tomorrow’s trip to Salford City in Sky Bet League Two.
The 27-year-old is poised to feature at the Peninsula Stadium with Carl Rushworth away on international duty with England Under 21s.
Rose is looking forward to getting back on the pitch for what is set to be his first appearance since November (against Cambridge United in the Papa John’s Trophy) and his first league outing since the reverse fixture against the Ammies back in October.
He’s had to be patient for an opportunity but he’s enjoyed working with Rushworth and feels they push each other really well.
“He’s been really good,” Rose said.
“We both push each other in training, we both have a good respect for each other and with Maik - we have a good group.
“We both train really hard and that’s all you can do.
“It’s been a really good week. We’ve got good work in, everyone’s been training hard and looking forward to it. Hopefully we get the result we want.
“I really enjoy playing, that’s what everyone is in football to do, no one wants to sit on the bench and watch it.
“I’m really looking forward to it, I’ve been training really hard this week so hopefully I can give a good performance.”
The Saddlers will be backed by over 700 fans at Salford tomorrow, another fantastic away following.
Rose has praised the support this season and hopes the team will benefit having a strong backing against a Salford side he sees as quality opposition.
“Everyone knows they’re really good individually and that they’ve got good ability in the squad,” he commented.
“We’re expecting a tough game but hopefully we’ll be able to get a good result and a good performance.”
“The support has been really good, having good performances always helps that. It’s a good following and hopefully we can get a win for them.”