Rose: Everyone is gutted

By SFC Media Wed 21 Mar Blackburn v Saints
Photo by James Bridle | Jack Rose

Despite executing a perfect penalty save, Southampton Under-23s keeper Jack Rose was on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline when his side travelled to Blackburn in Premier League 2.

The 23-year-old kept Saints level with a superb one-handed stop to deny Rovers midfielder Joseph Grayson from 12 yards late in the game, but wasn't able to prevent a 91st-minute winner in stoppage time.

It left the young Southampton side unable to make up the deficit needed to reach the PL2 play-offs, prompting Rose to express his post-match disappointment.

"Everyone is gutted in the changing room," the keeper said. "I thought we all stuck together. We defended really well, but couldn't get that break up front. That's what we planned to do.

"[The penalty save] doesn't really count for much when you lose, but I guessed right and it went well.

"I get a feeling at the time, and I have to trust that. There isn't much more to it.

"A draw wasn't enough for us anyway, we came here thinking we were capable of three points. It didn't turn out like that tonight, but we have to go again."

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