A good day for the Roses! Spurs star Danny’s brother seals loan switch to League One

Crawley Broadfield Stadium

Tottenham fullback Danny wasn't the only Rose to ink a new deal yesterday, with younger brother Mitch Rose signing on loan at Crawley.

Despite Danny Rose's bumper new five-year deal at Tottenham being met with mixed comments from Spurs fans, it appears yesterday was a day for the whole family to celebrate after the left back was one of two Roses signing on a dotted line.

Younger brother Mitch Rose signed a three-month loan contract at League One side Crawley Town, with his parent club Rotherham United promoted to the Championship last season.

With the 20-year-old midfielder likely to struggle for game time for the Millers as they seek to avoid being sucked into a relegation scrap, he will hope that news of his signing will be met with a little more optimism than befell his older brother yesterday.

Danny Rose's extended contract drew criticism from some Tottenham supporters, who saw the player as a weak link in Tottenham's defence last year. New boss Mauricio Pochettino has come out and said that the left back spot will be contested between Rose and new signing Ben Davies in the coming season, with the ex Sunderland loanee still plenty young enough to come good at White Hart Lane.

Though Danny's brother Mitch Rose may have dropped down a division from where his club is presently at, he is now set to be given a sustained chance of first team football in England's third tier, after just 5 appearances over the last 2 seasons.

It is certainly a significant step up from the Northern Premier League, the seventh tier of English football, where Rose featured briefly last season for Stamford.

Crawley may even be able to make an assault on the playoffs should their many signings come together well.

"We felt we needed a bit more cover in midfield and Mitch is a player who has been on our radar for a while now," Crawley manager John Gregory said.

He won't be the only player who has a Premier League star as a brother at the Broadfield Stadium either. Lewis Young is the younger brother of Manchester United and England's Ashley Young, and joined from Bury on a permanent deal this summer.

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