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No dramas for Danny

Posted on 23 April 2016  - 16:03

Danny Rose isn’t fussed about having to play after league leaders Leicester City as the title race boils over into the last four games of the season – as long as we keep picking up maximum points ourselves.

Danny Rose at Hotspur Way this weekWorking hard in training in the build-up to Monday's match against West Bromwich Albion

Like his playing colleagues, the flying left-back, this week named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, will be keeping a close eye on how the Foxes get on against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon as we look for an opportunity to cut down their five-point lead at the top of the table.

As was the case last week, we’ll be playing catch-up as we take to the field on Monday evening, with West Bromwich Albion the visitors to White Hart Lane for an 8pm kick-off.

But you won’t hear any gripes from Danny about the scheduling of the fixtures, with the 25-year-old instead solely focused on what we can control.

“It doesn’t really bother me (playing a day later than Leicester) because whatever their result is or however they play, our objective doesn’t change – we still have to go out and win,” said the England international.

“Everyone tunes into the games now. The matches have been rearranged, Leicester play first and we play afterwards, but we always look at how they get on. Thankfully they dropped some points last weekend but we just hope that we can keep going and continue with some great performances like the one we put on against Stoke last Monday.”

Following our meeting with the Baggies, we go to Chelsea on Monday week, then host Southampton before a final day trip to strugglers Newcastle.

A 2007 arrival from Leeds United, Danny admits chasing Premier League glory at this stage of the season represents uncharted waters for him and his team-mates, although he says he’s relishing the challenge of trying to catch the leaders with every passing week.

“I’ve been here a long time and I’ve never been in this position where we can still be involved in the race to win the trophy in the last four games of the season so it’s been a great experience for myself and I’m enjoying every minute of it,” he said.

“We’ve got two home games coming up which we’d want to win, we’ve got two big away games and you never know – it could come down to the last game of the season where Newcastle may need to win to stay in the league, so we’ve got four very, very big matches and we’ll be trying to do as well as we can in all of them.”