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17 January 2019

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Swindon Town are delighted to confirm the arrival of Danny Rose from Portsmouth.

The left-footed midfielder signs on an initial deal until the end of the season with the club having an option to extend for a further year. The deal is subject to EFL and FA approval. 

Rose has experience of success in Sky Bet League Two – he won the division with Northampton in 2015-16 season under Chris Wilder, and again a season later with Portsmouth.

During an impressive career, the left-footed 30-year-old has also won the Conference South with Newport and the National League, or the then-Blue Square Premier with Fleetwood Town.

The midfielder started his career at Manchester United captaining the reserve side at Old Trafford after spending five years there as a young player and scholar.

He was loaned out to Oxford United before making his move permanent – he spent a year there as well as a three-year stint later on, in 2013.

His longest spell at any club came at Newport County where he made 149 league appearances and scored 33 goals during the Exiles rise to the Football League. He then moved to Fleetwood Town where he made 10 appearances while spending time out on-loan at Aldershot during his single season with the Cod Army.

In 2016, he moved to Northampton in the January transfer window before joining Portsmouth in the summer.

Upon joining the club, Rose said:

“I’m excited to join – after speaking to the Gaffer and Hunty, I’m really excited about joining the project and trying to get this club back into League One.”

“It’s a great place to play football and I’m familiar with the community and the passion of the fans so I know how good it could get. I spoke to Nathan Thompson, who I’m good friends with, and he had nothing but good things to say about the club. That cemented the decision to come here.”

Assistant Manager, Noel Hunt expressed his happiness at capturing the player:

“He’s someone I know very well – a fantastic pro with a great attitude on and off the field. The biggest thing for us is that he’s a winner and has a winning mentality. He’s won this league twice and we still think the best is yet to come with him.

“With his ability on the ball and work rate, he’s a perfect fit for us going forward.”

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