Just as he did last year, Danny Rose has stepped in as cover for BAE at left back but if the player himself had had his way, he may have already been out on loan elsewhere.
“It’s been very frustrating,” Danny said. “I wanted to go out on loan at the start of the season, and in January, and I wasn’t allowed. But it looks like I’m in the team for the end of the season now so I’ve just got to play well and take it from there.”
Rose also went on to add that it’s not been a happy season at the Lane.
“I haven’t been happy, there’s been no secret in that,” he added. “The team hasn’t been rotated that much. But now that Benoit’s out for the season I’ve just got to make the most of these last couple of games and do well – not only for myself but for the team as well, because we have been struggling lately in terms of results. We’ve got to finish the right way and hopefully finish fourth.
“I was allowed to go out [on loan] last season, and the season before that, to get games. But the gaffer manages the club and he’s obviously felt that he might need me at some stage.”
Danny’s comments may be a little surprising to some but does he have a point? Vedran Corluka was allowed out on loan and there is no specialist cover for Kyle Walker at right back. Would a similar arrangement have suited Rose and the club better?