Rose is enjoying Sky Blues honeymoon
COVENTRY City new boy Andy Rose was lining up in midfield against Steven Gerrard in the MLS playoffs in October, but his focus is now firmly on helping the Sky Blues reach the Championship.
On January 2 the 25year-old left Seattle Sounders, signed a deal with Coventry and got married to Ryan Bradley – daughter to USA coach Bob – in New Jersey.
Midfielder Rose capped an exciting few months with his debut as a half-time substitute against Scunthorpe last weekend and is looking to develop himself under Tony Mowbray’s tutelage.
“It’s been a whirlwind,” said Rose, a Bristol City academy product.
“I wanted a change. My family are back in England and I thought I’d come back and try my luck.
“I really had no idea where I was going to fall in the English league system – Championship, League One, League Two – I had no idea.
“My agent reached out to a few contacts in England, and Coventry got in touch within a couple of weeks and all of a sudden I was going over on a twoweek trial.
“I was delighted. I love the coaching system with Tony Mowbray and Jamie Clapham.
“Within a couple of days I thought it would be a good place to learn and continue to develop and fortunately they felt the same way.”
Port Vale have lost only one game at home all season and defender Ryan Inniss, who replaced the suspended Ryan McGivern in the 1-0 win against Swindon last week, believes his side are building a fortress at Vale Park.
“We go into all games with confidence, but at home there’s something special that hopefully we’re building there,” Inniss said.
“We’ve got great form at home, it must be one of the best in the division but we take it game by game.
“Coventry will be a good test for us but we’ve beat many a team at home so with the fans behind us we can go and get another good result.”
KEY MAN ADAM ARMST