SWINDON Town midfielder Danny Rose is hoping he can use the final stretch of games this season to prove he could be vital to any potential promotion campaign.

Since joining from Portsmouth on an initial short-term contract in January, the 31-year-old has only played three times under Richie Wellens as injury has blighted his time in Wiltshire.

One start and two substitute appearances have helped Town to claim six points from nine available, the only blemish on Rose’s record came in the 1-0 defeat to Crawley – Keshi Anderson missed a stoppage time penalty to salvage a point.

The former Oxford United player believes he can bring a fresh approach to Town’s midfield and would benefit from a continued run of games, so he is able to unleash his full potential.

Rose said: “It has been a little while since I have played consecutive games but that is what I need to get the best out of me.

“Hopefully that opportunity will come sooner rather than later, and I can prove to the management and the people upstairs that the experience I have got is worth having.

“If something doesn’t happen this season, in terms of where we go, then they have got a player who has got decent experience at this level and can hopefully contribute towards some success.”

Since the turn of the year, performances have mostly improved, although Town’s points per game still only stands at 1.41 in 2019.

Rose believes that if success does not come this season for Richie Wellens’ men, they are in an excellent position to mount an assault on League Two next season.

He said: “We all know there is a lot of potential, not only because of the size of the club but the players we have. You can tell by the majority of the performances, certainly since I have been here, you can see flashes of how we want to play.

“Some of the performances and results have shown that we are definitely heading in the right direction.

“If we don’t do something this season, we will be in a strong position come the start of next season.”