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Oxford United's Rose eyes boost with home improvements
DANNY Rose knows all about the importance of feeling comfortable at home, but the improvement the midfielder is focusing on has nothing to do with the Kassam Stadium.
Bringing the 25-year-old back for a second spell at Oxford United looks a good move.
Rose, who joined from Fleetwood Town, has three goals talready and will be looking to continue his strong start against Chesterfield tomorrow.
But while he has settled in well, the switch has involved leaving his family, which includes twins, born in May, back up north.
It is a situation Rose is looking to rectify within weeks and the good news for supporters is the former Manchester United reserve captain believes once he has a permanent base locally it will lead to even better performances.
He said: “I think it’s important to get the off-field logistical things of where you’re staying and your travelling bits right.
“My family are still up in Manchester at the moment, but I’m settled where I’m staying, so I’m not doing too much travelling.
“Within the next month they will be coming down so we’re looking which way to do it.
“It’s not easy, especially when you have kids.
“We have a four-year-old who is starting school next year, but we have to plan where she’s going.
“I’d like to think you’ve not seen the best out of me and there’s a lot more to come.
“Once I’m even more settled off the pitch that I’ll be in even better physical shape and a better state of mind to improve even more.”
One hurdle will be familiar to many – the high property prices in Oxfordshire.
Coming from relatively cheaper areas further north, it has posed Rose a problem.
He said: “I moved to Fleetwood 18 months ago and we got a house there because it’s not as expensive there.
“As soon as we move down here the prices rocket up.”
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