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Posted on 8 April 2009  - 12:00

Watford boss Brendan Rodgers spoke well again of Danny Rose after his second appearance for the Hornets on Tuesday night.

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Watford boss Brendan Rodgers spoke well again of Danny Rose after his second appearance for the Hornets on Tuesday night.

Danny, 18, came on as a 56th-minute substitute in the 2-2 draw against Southampton at Vicarage Road.

The midfielder created a headed chance for Jobi McAnuff and then had an opportunity to make it 3-1 but couldn't get enough on Tommy Smith's low cross. The Saints levelled at 2-2 in the last minute.

Danny made his debut for the Championship side when he came on for the injured Don Cowie after 35 minutes in Saturday's 2-1 win at Doncaster.

"He was outstanding when he came on," said Rodgers. "He gives us a different dimension when he comes on and that goal would have capped it off for us."

After his debut at Doncaster, Rodgers said: "He has great qualities and he's aggressive, he's obviously not six-foot tall but you get a good touch on the ball from him and he's committed - he's the type of player I like."

WEEKEND LOAN ACTION

Adel Taarabt created and had a couple of chances himself in a 73-minute stint in QPR's goalless draw against Crystal Palace in the Championship on Saturday.

Chris Gunter played 90 minutes as Nottingham Forest drew 1-1 against Barnsley - Barnsley missed a penalty.

Jon Obika and Danny Hutchins played the full 90 and Andros Townsend 79 in Yeovil's 0-0 draw against Stockport in League One.

Dorian Dervite's success story continued at Southend with another 90 minutes and another clean sheet as the Shrimpers beat Huddersfield 1-0 in League One - former Spur Lee Barnard on target.

Yuri Berchiche played 90 minutes and David Hutton the second half as Cheltenham lost 1-0 at home to Leyton Orient in League One.

Troy Archibald-Henville's fine form at Exeter continued as the Grecians beat Dagenham 2-1 to maintain their drive for automatic promotion from League Two.

David Button was an unused substitute but thoroughly enjoyed his Wembley experience as Luton beat Scunthorpe 3-2 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in the Czech Republic, reserve striker Tomas Pekhart has scored the winning goals in his last two matches for runaway leaders Slavia Prague against Jablonec and Zlin.

Kyle Fraser-Allen is back at the club after making two appearances on loan at Macclesfield while Lee Butcher's loan spell at St Albans has also come to an end - he had good reports after keeping four clean sheets in six matches.

Danny Rose photo c/o Alan Cozzi/Watford FC