Position: Central Defender
Age: 24 *
At Club Since: Summer 2019
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 31(2) *
It has been a steady first season at Coventry City for Michael Rose. His position in the starting line-up has never been in question and there have been a number of very promising displays both defensively and in possession. Rose is not quite the finished product, occasionally looking exposed against pace and perhaps needing to be a little more dominant at times in defensive duels – which is part of the reason why we play a back three – but he is becoming an increasingly reliable and important player in the side with the potential to get even better.
A strong defender, Rose is comfortable in possession and has shown an ability and willingness to step further forward, into positions a right-back may take, which gives the team an important extra passing option when teams sit back against us. While he’s not quite the type of ball-playing centre-back who can split teams open with a raking, cross-field pass, being reliable receiving the ball under pressure and moving it into midfield quickly and accurately is important for our short-passing style while playing a back three. With more experience, Rose looks the kind of player who could soon find themselves playing at a higher level.
*As of 08/03/2020