IF his start at Bury is anything to go by, Danny Rose is a young player with a long, successful career ahead of him.
Yet when the grounded young Barnsley-born striker says he is not looking past the next game, you get the feeling he is not just playing it cool.
Games are something that have been in short supply for the 20-year-old, who managed just 17 for the first team in 12 years at his hometown club before Bury prised him away with a three-year contract.
Shakers boss David Flitcroft says the decision, initially to hook up with Bury on an emergency loan for Saturday’s victory at Hartlepool before finalising the permanent switch on Monday, left the young man “emotionally drained”.
Yet despite kicking off his second spell at the Shakers with two goals in as many games – picking up where he left off after scoring three in a six-game loan spell last season – Rose is not letting himself get carried away.
“I would like to say I could score 10 goals this season,” said Rose, after being pressed for a personal target. “But I think it’s best to take each game as it comes and see where we go from there.
“I just want to play games. At Barnsley, I played the first game then was left out on the Tuesday.
“It has kind of been on and off at Barnsley – one game I have been playing then left out of the next few.
“I just want a bit of consistency, playing week in, week out.”
Rose, of course, has ambition to play at a higher level, and a quick return to Oakwell in Bury colours next season would be a start, although he would prefer to see both his clubs gain promotion.
Not that he had much time to consider the future after Bury finally made their move.
“I had been hearing stuff but it was only on Friday that it got serious,” he revealed. “It all went through on Friday and the loan move allowed me to play at Hartlepool.
“It all came so quick so I didn’t have much time to think about it as the loan deadline was five o’clock and I only finished training at 1pm then had to go and tell my family.”