The young West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper was in wonderful form this week.
Following Ben Foster’s return from injury West Bromwich Albion now have plenty of senior goalkeepers to choose from, with Boaz Myhill and Anders Lindegaard playing first-choice and back-up for much of the season to date.
But there is another Baggies stopper who is making a name for himself at the club, if only in the under-21s.
Jack Rose will know the competition is fierce at the Hawthorns with three far more experienced players ahead of him in the pecking order. But if he keeps putting in displays like the one on Monday against Arsenal’s next generation, Tony Pulis will only be able to overlook him for so long.
Rose excelled for West Brom’s under-21 side in a 1-1 draw against the Gunners, pulling off a superb double save before brilliantly keeping out a penalty as it looked like he would single-handedly hold Arsenal’s youngsters at bay.
Unfortunately the North London club did ultimately find a way through but that should take nothing away from Rose’s performance, and after the match West Brom’s under-21 boss James Shan hailed the player’s contribution as “outstanding” in comments published on the club’s official website.
It will be interesting to see how the next few years pan out for Rose, after he enjoyed a brief loan spell at Accrington Stanley last season.