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Rose: Tottenham pal Friedel convinced me about Sunderland

Danny Rose admits Tottenham teammate Brad Friedel convinced him about a loan move to Sunderland.

Friedel played for Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill at Aston Villa.

Rose told "Brad played under Martin O'Neill for years at Aston Villa and had lots of positive things to say about him.

"I'm looking forward to him helping me develop as a player and me hopefully getting a run of games."

He added: "I know a few people at Villa as well - when I heard of the interest from Sunderland I texted a few people and they said nothing but positive things.

"I'm still relatively young and there's not many better managers to learn my trade from."

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