Midfielder Mitch Rose has joined Northern Premier League Premier Division side South Shields after his short-term contract at Huish Park expired.

The former Notts County and Grimsby player was a free agent when he joined at the end of September and made three appearances with his only start coming in the goalless draw with Maidenhead United.

Mitchell Rose in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

His signing is not without controversy after he was given a nine-month suspended prison sentence in July having been found guilty of an assault which left a 26-year-old woman with a fractured cheekbone.

The brother of former Tottenham Hotspur full-back Danny Rose was known to Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll from their time together at the Rotherham United academy and is understood to have been on a month-to-month contract.

When we last heard about him, the manager made it clear he would like to keep the player, but said his budget would not allow it.

Rose was named in the South Shields side in their league match at Whitby Town on Monday afternoon, alongside Jack Bodenham, the former Cardiff City player who has a trial with Yeovil in pre-season.

By by the looks of some of the responses to the tweet issued by the club, there’s some discontent among their fans, as there was at Huish Park.

At the Gloverscast, we never made any secret of the fact we did not agree with Rose’s signing – see Ian’s Five Conclusions on his only 90 minutes for us as an example – and it had absolutely nothing to do with his playing ability.

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