‘That’s ruined my weekend’ – Plenty of fans react as Northampton bag 26-year-old League Two striker

Northampton Town has secured the services of striker Danny Rose, who joins from League Two side Mansfield Town.

The 26-year-old pens a two-year deal at Sixfields, with an option for a third, after four years at Field Mill.

Rose started his career with Barnsley, his hometown club, but only made 18 appearances in five years, scoring twice. He had two loan spells with Bury, scoring three in six and one in one before making his move to Gigg Lane permanent in 2014.

He netted 15 times in a two-year stay in Lancashire before moving to Mansfield Town in the summer of 2016, where he hit double-figures in three of his four seasons with the club. In total, he scored 44 times for the Stags and became a firm fan favourite, winning the Player’s Player of the Season in 2017/18.

“We are adding a player to the squad who has scored consistently throughout his career so far and someone who can play in a number of positions across the forward line,” said Cobblers boss Keith Curle.

“He has a good work ethic and I like his character. He is a player who used to annoy the life out of me when he played against me and my teams so I am delighted he will be in our dressing room now.”

Mansfield fans have not reacted entriely well to the news, even though Rose was in the final year of his contract. he was a popular figure at the club, despite seemingly wanting a move back in 2018/19. They have been reacting to the news, questioning whether their current manager, graham Coughlan, knows what he is doing letting the striker leave.

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