Pompey boss Kenny Jackett has praised the ‘first class’ impact of Danny Rose.
The midfielder has burst back into the Blues side and helped deliver three successive victories.
He is very mature, a meticulous professional and committed to his job. He has played very well overallKenny Jackett
Having fallen out of favour in selection for league matches since August, Rose has grasped his chance admirably.
He conjured up a match-of-the-match display in Saturday’s 1-0 triumph over Southend.
Now Rose is poised to retain his starting berth in tonight’s trip to Peterborough (7.45pm).
Jackett has been impressed with the contribution of the League Two title winner.
He said: ‘On Saturday, Danny was first class.
‘He’s had three very good games and obviously they have all been wins.
‘I am pleased with his contribution and pleased with the way he is at the moment.
‘There is Stuart O’Keefe and Adam May just out of the team – and Danny is working hard to keep those guys out.
‘He is very mature, a meticulous professional and committed to his job. He has played very well overall.
‘Danny has created that competition in midfield which at times we have needed.
‘Sometimes we have been short in there.
‘Ben Close’s involvement has also been terrific and I have been very pleased with what he has done.
‘With Danny, if you keep playing well and the side keeps winning it would lend itself to continuing to be in the starting line-up.
‘I looked at my bench on Saturday and thought it was the strongest bench I have been able to field.
‘You can usually tell where a club is by how strong the substitutes are.’
Rose has made 51 Pompey appearances since joining in June 2016, scoring five times.