Rose recommits to Central Coast

Central Coast Mariners stalwart Joshua Rose has inked a two-year contract extension with the A-League outfit. 

The deal ensures the veteran defender stays with the Gosford club until the end of the 2016/17 season.

Rose has spent the past five seasons with the Mariners and scored eight times in 147 competitive appearances.

The 33-year-old said he was delighted to confirm his place on the Central Coast roster for a further two years.

“It’s really exciting,” he said. “It secures my family and me for another two years and I am really comfortable here. I love the Central Coast.”

“The dressing room and culture here is fantastic. I love the Club and the culture, it all suits my style and I’m really happy to have extended my time with the Mariners.

“My main aim over the next two years will be to look at keeping myself as fit as possible and making sure I am available for selection every week. If I can do that, I think I’ll do as much as I can to help the team."

Mariners coach Phil Moss said the Rockhampton-born defender deserved his new deal.

“He’s a big part of my plan for the team moving forward and he is a great professional," Moss said.

"I think his performances this season have been very strong wherever he plays.

“One of the most important things about Rosey is that he knows the philosophy of the club, to bring some young players through, and he’s willing to help in that regard. It’s a very important piece of the jigsaw.

“Young kids don’t develop unless they have good experience around them. The key is getting the balance right between youth and experience. He has played at a very high level and at a high intensity for a lot of years and he’s got a great football brain."

Moss also hinted at an eexperienced goalscorer being added to the roster in the near future.

“We’ve now brought in young Dejan Pandurevic as a player that we want to develop," he said.

"Travis Major showed some good signs in his cameo off the bench against Melbourne City.

“It’s now about trying to bring in a really established performer at senior football level and someone who is going to create and score goals for us.”