Player profiles: Michael Rose

Michael Charles Rose was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, on 28th July 1982.

Rose started his career at Manchester United and made his way through the Academy before signing for Chester City in 2001. He made 35 appearances for the Cheshire West side, scoring four goals in the process before switching to Hereford United in 2002.

During his two years with The Bulls, Michael would score six times during his 83 appearances with the Herefordshire side and during his stint there, he would make appearances for the England National Game XI. In May 2004, Rose signed a two year contract with League 2 side Yeovil Town.

His first season at Huish Park was very successful as his team won the Championship and he was named in League Two’s PFA Team of the Year.

Rose hit injury problems however and following his recovery, would see the midfielder being moved out on loan to Cheltenham Town in 2005 and Scunthorpe United in 2006.

In June 2006, Michael would join Stockport County and would make 107 appearances for The Hatters, scoring eight goals for the side. Shortly before his exit from Edgeley Park, Rose would make 12 loan appearances for Norwich City, who were then competing in League One.

He would then make the switch to Wiltshire club Swindon Town in June 2010 and would go on to make 35 appearances for The Robins during the 2010/2011 season, hitting the back of the net on three occasions.

May 2011 saw Rose moving across to Essex side Colchester United and he spent nearly two years at the club, most notably winning the Goal of the Year award for a stunning 30 yard strike against Portsmouth.

Michael then made the move back North and signed for Rochdale where he enjoyed a three year spell with the club, making 118 appearances for the club and netting for The Dale on eight occasions.

August 2016 saw Rose switch to another Lancashire club, League 2 side Morecambe and went on to make 70 appearances for The Shrimps, scoring eight goals during his two year spell with the club.

On 20th July 2018, it was announced that Michael Rose had signed a deal with Macclesfield Town.

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