Alex Bruce has revealed he’s been told by his father that Danny Rose has “looked the part” during his first few weeks in Newcastle United training.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Russell Edge, the just-retired footballing son of Steve Bruce claims the England international has made an impressive early impact for his new club.

Newcastle signed Rose on deadline day in January from Tottenham on loan for the rest of the season.

He made his debut as a substitute in the 0-0 draw against Norwich City two weeks ago and has spent the winter break getting up to speed at the north-east giants’ training headquarters.

Ex-Premier League defender Bruce, 35, shared some insight from his father.

“Dad says in the first couple of weeks he’s had in training he looks the part,” Bruce told Football Insider. “You can tell by the way he just moves and keeps the ball, he’s going to be a proper player for them and he’s looking forward to having him in the team.

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“He was in the Champions League final a few months ago, playing for Spurs. He’s
been a Premier League player now, a regularly, consistent Premier League player for a number of years.

“The fact that Dad’s got him there, I think the fact he’s a Leeds lad and he wanted to come back up north has been huge in him joining Newcastle.”

Rose has joined Newcastle after losing his starting place at Tottenham.

He is out of contract at the Londoners in the summer of 2021 and has been told by chairman Daniel Levy he will not get an extension.

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