The shot-stopper was given a run of games in December under former manager Darrell Clarke after fellow goalkeeper Liam Roberts was dropped for a handful of errors.
Rose then picked up an injury and lost his place in the team.
More than three months later he got his first opportunity under Brian Dutton on Monday after Roberts picked up a knock and the 26-year-old insists he now wants to keep the jersey.
He said: “Injuries aren’t great but they happen in football. It’s given me my opportunity now and it gave Liam a way back into the team back then. I’ll take every day as it comes, work hard in training and if I get the shout I’ll be ready to play. I’ve been frustrated not to come back into the team but that’s down to managers.
“It’s their decision and you have to respect their decision. The only thing I could do was work hard in training and when I get the opportunity take it with both hands. Hopefully I’ve done that. I played seven games at the time and didn’t make any errors and we were on a good run as a team. Injuries happen and I was disappointed not to go back into the team but you have to respect the manager’s decision and support the goalkeeper that is in.
“When Robbo got the shout he was going in, there was nothing between us, I supported him like he has with me.”