Spurs defender Rose eyes permanent Sunderland move after Liverpool bow

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DEBUTANT Danny Rose hopes his loan switch to Sunderland will result in a permanent move to the Stadium of Light.

England Under-21 left-back Rose made his Black Cats bow in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool after arriving on a season-long loan from Spurs on transfer deadline day.

The loan deal has no clause regarding a permanent transfer and Rose has not been given any indication from Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill that he sees him as part of his long-term plans.

But Doncaster-born Rose is already looking to stay on Wearside by impressing O’Neill after seeing Sunderland’s ambition in the transfer market this summer.

Rose told the Echo: “If there was a chance that I could move here permanently, I’d snatch it with both hands.

“Nothing has been said of that kind. I’m just here on loan for the season and anything after that would be a bonus.

“The gaffer just asked me to come here on loan and said I’d play more games here than I would at Spurs which is right.

“I’ve just got to take it game by game and see where it takes me.

“I had interest from a couple of clubs, but once I saw the signings that Sunderland had made, it was a no-brainer and with being closer to my family as well, that helps.

“Adam Johnson has come from Man City. He could have gone to a host of Premier League clubs, but he came here.

“Louis Saha I was with last season and they paid big money for Steven Fletcher. It just shows Sunderland’s intent for the season.”

Rose underwent treatment on a groin strain at the Academy of Light yesterday - an injury which proved costly to Sunderland’s hopes of recording a first league victory of the campaign.

The 22-year-old was struggling with the problem for several minutes before he was beaten by Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling on the right-hand touchline, who crossed for Luis Suarez to level for the visitors.

Rose was honest enough to admit he was at fault for the goal, but says Liverpool merited a point after piling on the pressure in the second half following Fletcher’s third in two games for the Black Cats.

“Just before the goal, I told John O’Shea I was struggling with my groin,” said Rose.

“I said I’d give it five more minutes and look what happened.

“I don’t think it’s too bad, it just seems tight. I might have over-stretched for a ball, I don’t know.

“Hopefully when everything settles down with my body, we can assess it.”

He added: “I was a bit disappointed with the goal which was my fault. I should have done better out wide and it’s ricocheted off Titus (Bramble) and he’s (Suarez) tapped it in.

“It just shows at this level that you let your opponent get the better of you once, he puts it in the box and Liverpool scored.

“Liverpool did dominate if I’m honest. They play good football.

“Obviously they’ve been a bit unlucky with their results so far, but they dominated and we were happy with a point.

“We just look forward to West Ham now next Saturday.”