Danny Rose urges U19s to enjoy their game in Doncaster as he recalls his own homecoming
England U19s v Denmark U19s
U19 International Match
7.30pm, Tuesday 5 February 2013
The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster Rovers FC
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By Nicholas Veevers
knows exactly what it feels like to represent his country at the Keepmoat Stadium and is sure the current crop of U19s will enjoy their outing next week.
Noel Blake’s squad
face Denmark at the Doncaster venue next Tuesday, with nearly 7000 tickets already sold for the game.
And Doncaster-born Rose reckons it’s a stadium which is ideally suited for a match like this, as England put in their preparations for May’s Elite Qualifying Round
The England Under-21 defender said: “It will be a great place for the U19s to go and play at.
“It’s a shame it’s not the Under-21s playing there again, so I could be involved, but it’s definitely something the players should be looking forward to.
“It’s a really nice stadium with a good pitch and is a good size for the U19s and I’m sure there will be a few fans there supporting them as well.
“Being a Doncaster lad, I would say that, but I have nothing but good memories of playing there with England.”
Rose still recalls the day when he played for England U19s in his hometown back in 2009
The Spurs ace, currently impressing on loan with Sunderland, was part of Brian Eastick’s squad taking on Bosnia-Herzegovina in the first game of their Elite Round that year.
And Rose brought the house down when he headed his side
ahead in front of a hometown crowd.
“I was fortunate enough to play there when I was with the U19s and was even lucky enough to score, which was great for me with a lot of family and friends at the game,” he added.
“I remember Nathan Delfouneso
crossed it for me and I managed to get above the centre-half and head it in.
“I think that might be the only headed goal that I’ve ever scored in my career!
“So it’s one that I still remember now for obvious reasons.”
You can still get tickets for the game to see Blake's team take on the Danes by calling 01302 762576