HARWICH and Parkeston loanee Tyler Rose believes he is at the perfect place to develop his football career.

The striker has been a huge hit since joining from Evo-Stik Southern League side Needham Market.

He initially signed for a month but that arrangement was subsequently extended until the new year- crucially so he could play in the derby at Little Oakley on Boxing Day.

The 19-year-old says his time with the Shrimpers has been a great experience so far and he is thoroughly enjoying working under boss Kieron Shelley and assistant Mike Wallace.

“I absolutely love it here and don’t feel I could have gone to a better club,” said Rose.

“I feel valued and a real sense of happiness, because everyone has made me so welcome.

“Winning helps, of course, and so does scoring but the fans have also been brilliant since day one.

“The fact they pay to watch us play makes me feel very humble.

“Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic playing first-team football at Needham.

“When I scored my first goal last season, it was unbelievable.

“But since then it’s been five minutes here, ten minutes there or not even getting on the pitch at all.

“I appreciate you have to do that as a youngster, but that’s why this move has been so good for me.

“I need to be playing and as long as I play well and graft, I feel confident I’ll get 90 minutes.

“Kieron and Mike have been brilliant and I can’t give them enough credit.

“The same goes for (chairman) Tony Armstrong.

“It’s a great club to be part of and I feel we’re doing brilliantly, given that Harwich have only just come up from the Border League.

“We’ve got a very good core of players which is important in any squad.”

Harwich, who won all their matches during a memorable November, had no game on Saturday.

Now they switch their attention to this weekend’s eagerly-anticipated match against Hashtag United and the start of a key December.

Rose is happy to have extended his stay and looking forward to the festive fixtures – not least the trip to Oakley on Boxing Day.

“I enjoyed my first month here and was then very keen to extend the loan until the new year, so I could play at Oakley,” he said.

“That was a big factor – probably the biggest factor – in staying longer because I know how important the game it is to both clubs and the fans.

“Everyone wants to play in front of several hundred people.

“I’m here until the new year and then we’ll sort things out from there.

“I haven’t really thought about it becoming permanent but I’m certainly not in any rush to leave.

“Being happy is the most important thing and, for that, I can’t thank the club enough.”

Rose, who is based in Walton, still trains with Needham on a Thursday night.