Coventry City defender Michael Rose has opened up about his future after transfer interest emerged from Bristol City and Leeds United.
After seeing his team gain promotion to the Championship as winners of League One, Sky Blues boss Mark Robins will be looking to add some extra quality to his side ahead of a return to England’s second tier.
Not only will Robins look to improve his squad, but he will also be keen to keep a number of key players at the club and Rose is one of those.
Rose, who helped Coventry to keep 13 clean sheets in the 31 games in which he played a part, initially gained interest from Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, who will look to replace Ben White this summer when he returns to parent club Brighton and Hove Albion.
“Playing for Scotland is definitely something I am aiming to do. To play for your country I know you have to be playing at a high level and doing really well.
“There are a lot of good young centre-halves, especially in Scotland, playing at a high level. I just have to make sure I get myself ready for the Championship and put the performances in. Then hopefully one day that comes.”
Keeping Rose at Coventry past the summer is a key part of the club’s progression as they return to the Championship. The defender has been excellent and has provided the Sky Blues with an assured and consistent option at the back, judging by their defensive record when he has played.
Of course, interest from Leeds or Bristol City is enticing, especially if either of those sides gain promotion to the Premier League, but hopefully the 24-year-old can be persuaded to remain with Coventry.
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